I think we are are getting pretty far away from the board's subjects, and I don't want to get into any controversy over it, so this will be my last post on it. I respect your opinions, but my findings are different. The science of global warming/climate change was developed before Al Gore got into it and before Barack Obama ever ran for president. (Did Roger Patterson create Bigfoot?) The climate change information was mostly developed during the time George W. Bush was president. As far as I can tell, mainstream science is reflected in the IPCC report. It represents the consensus of hundreds of scientists world wide, many of whom have nothing to do with American politics. There have been more data since then. Here is some of the most recent science.
the Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to cause a global sea level rise of seven metres. Since 2000, the ice sheet has lost about 1500 Gt in total, representing on average a global sea level rise of about half a millimetre per year, or 5 mm since 2000.
The head of the largest climate change study ever undertaken in Canada says the Arctic sea ice is thinning faster than expected.
The World Glacier Monitoring Service shows a similar picture. In a 2005 survey of 442 glaciers, 398 - or 90% - were retreating, 18 were stationary and 26 were advancing.
There was also, until recently, no full understanding of how glacier melt was influencing sea level rise. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) left out the effect of melting glaciers and ice sheets in its projections on sea level rise in the 2007 report.