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...the Maldives are under water, and half of Florida doesn't exist any more. Oh, wait, that's not the case.

Assuming that assertion is true, though, 4 or 5 years is not enough time for anything to realistically be done.

I assert that in 20 years we'll still not see the supposed effects though.

There's a massive difference between time to act, and time until we see the effects. By the time we do see the effects of global worming, it will be far too late to do anything about it.

(And we're already seeing some effects.)

Melting polar ice caps (not antarctic, polar) does not affect sea levels because it's floating ice.

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