Appearance of the islands is a symptom of an ice sheet retreating. Flooded seacoasts and rising water levels are the legacy of their retreats, as are the ecological changes on the landscapes around the glacier's edge. If all the ice on Greenland were to melt into the North Atlantic Ocean, global sea levels would rise by about 21.3 feet.
Other evidence is available too, for those who are willing to look at it.
Awareness and understanding are crucial in order to begin to change our ways. It is rather like the importance of the acceptance of the cancer causing effects of cigarettes. It took time, but eventually gains began to be made in the area of smoking.
It is far from a solution- far, far, far from a solution- but, the following is good news:
The fact that someone in the US government may actually look at the envidence realistically- rather than cook it as the current administration has- would be an important first step.
Will it be soon enough to make a real difference?