sea level rise

Michael Mann: Climate Change Worsened the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Michael Mann: Climate Change Worsened the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

What can we say about the role of climate change in the unprecedented disaster that is unfolding in Houston with Hurricane Harvey? There are certain climate change-related factors that we can, with great confidence, say worsened the flooding. Sea level rise attributable to climate change (some is due to coastal subsidence due to human disturbance […]

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    Trump Administration’s Solution to Climate Change: Ban the Term

    Trump Administration’s Solution to Climate Change: Ban the Term

    In a bold new strategy unveiled on Monday in the Guardian, the U.S. Department of Agriculture—guardians of the planet’s richest farmlands—has decided to combat the threat of global warming by forbidding the use of the words. Under guidance from the agency’s director of soil health, Bianca Moebius-Clune, a list of phrases to be avoided includes […]

    Is Geoengineering the Answer to Limit Global Warming?

    Is Geoengineering the Answer to Limit Global Warming?

    By Tim Radford Geoengineering, the deliberate alteration of the planet to undo its inadvertent alteration by humans over the past 200 years, is back on the scientific agenda, with a climate compromise suggested as a possible solution. One group wants to turn down the global thermostat and reverse the global warming trend set in train […]

    Melting Greenland Could Raise Sea Levels by 20 Feet

    Melting Greenland Could Raise Sea Levels by 20 Feet

    By Madison Feser Two miles thick and covering an area seven times the size of the United Kingdom, Greenland’s ice sheet is huge. It’s also melting. As the ice melts, it gives way to water, which is darker and absorbs far more sunlight, causing more ice to melt in a vicious cycling. Even worse is […]

    New Interactive Map Highlights Effects of Sea Level Rise

    New Interactive Map Highlights Effects of Sea Level Rise

    By Kristy Dahl Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report showing sea level rise could bring disruptive levels of flooding to nearly 670 coastal communities in the U.S. by the end of the century. Along with the report, UCS published an interactive map tool that lets you explore when and where chronic […]