Some may call the Blue Alert by Greenpeace as fictitious but it can happen if our current situations are any indication. Global warming works both ways. It is melting the ice caps and also causing problems as far as trying to survive the abnormal temperature we are experiencing anywhere today. With due emphasis on the first issue, the continuous rise in temperature can be likened to melting ice in our refrigerators. Every year there is a 5 degree increase in temperature and if the polar ice caps are any indication, it is not only the creatures up there who will have problems. All of us are.
Ice turns to water and once that happens, we can see that the very land we are stepping on will slowly be whittled down due to excess fluids. So with nothing to step on, where do we go? So if you see the polar bears and penguins up there having nothing to set foot on, just wait a couple of years more. You may find yourself in the very same situation.
According to a report titled Blue Alert by Greenpeace, if present trends are any indication, there will be a five-degree increase in temperature over the next hundred years.
This will submerge large areas and displace around fifty million people in India alone. A policy change, the report says, can still avert a two-degree rise in less than a decade.