I'll admit that global warming wasn't my major reason in taking up the bicycle over the automobile. (Actually, the fun factor was on the top of my list...) However, lately I've become very concerned about what I read in mainstream newspapers.
This from a New York Times article called "The Warming of Greenland". The story is about a US explorer/scientist who recently discovered a new island that emerged out of a melting glacier. Surprising all the weird stories from the Artic recently.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/16/sc...ewanted=1&_r=2There is no consensus on how much Greenlandís ice will melt in the near future, Dr. Alley said, and no computer model that can accurately predict the future of the ice sheet. Yet given the acceleration of tidewater-glacier melting, a sea-level rise of a foot or two in the coming decades is entirely possible, he said. That bodes ill for island nations and those who live near the coast.
A foot of water? This means that our children may abandon cars in favor of boats, not bicycles.