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9Climate Timeline HighWaterLine CLIMATE TIMELINE 1968 1979 1988 1990 1992 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012 Scientific studies suggest the possibility of Antarctic ice sheets collapsing raising sea levels catastrophically with global warming First World Climate Conference UN Forms Panel on Climate Change First UN Climate Report (July) First UN Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (June) Al Gore begins doing global warming power- point presentations An Inconvenient Truth film (May) Hurricane Sandy hits New York City (October 22-29) White House edits report on climate change (June) Hurricane Katrina (August 23-30) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (IPCC) Eve Mosher performs the HighWaterLine in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn (Summer) Metro East Coast Assessment Report published (began in 1998)