sea level rise

Kids Suing Trump Get Helping Hand From World’s Most Famous Climate Scientist

Kids Suing Trump Get Helping Hand From World’s Most Famous Climate Scientist

By Tim Radford One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will face to keep the globe at a habitable temperature and contain global warming and climate change—a $535 trillion bill. And much of that will go on expensive technologies engineered to suck 1,000 billion […]

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    If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?

    If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?

    By Richard B. Rood Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts and summarized every few years by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The primary cause of that change is the release of carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil and […]

    Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off

    Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off

    By Andy Rowell Any day now we will truly witness climate change in action. Within days at worst, maybe weeks at best, scientists predict that a huge section of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica will break off into the ocean, in what is called a major “calving” event. The size of the U.S. […]

    Colbert: Trump Should Get the Ocean to Pay for Wall to Save Tangier Island

    Colbert: Trump Should Get the Ocean to Pay for Wall to Save Tangier Island

    Watch as Stephen Colbert on The Late Show mocks President Trump’s call to the mayor of Tangier, Virginia concerning the rapid coastline loss of the island, roughly 15 feet per year. According to local outlet Delmarva Now, Trump placed the call to Tangier Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge after seeing a CNN report on the impact […]

    Trump Calls Mayor of Shrinking Island, Says Don’t Worry About Sea Level Rise

    Trump Calls Mayor of Shrinking Island, Says Don’t Worry About Sea Level Rise

    President Trump told the mayor of a small island experiencing rapid coastline loss to “not worry” about sea level rise. According to local outlet Delmarva Now, Trump placed the call to Tangier Island Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge after seeing a CNN report on the endangered island, which overwhelmingly voted for him. “[Trump] said, ‘Your island […]

    Massive Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf Grew 11 Miles in 6 Days

    Massive Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf Grew 11 Miles in 6 Days

    The widening crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown even longer. An iceberg the size of Delaware is now precariously hanging on to the main ice shelf by 8 miles of ice. Scientists with the Antarctic research group Project Midas report that the rift lengthened by another 11 miles between May 25 and […]

    Will Trump’s Climate Denial Impact Outcome of Huge UN Ocean Conference Next Week?

    Will Trump’s Climate Denial Impact Outcome of Huge UN Ocean Conference Next Week?

    From severe coral bleaching to rising sea levels, climate change is drastically impacting the health of our oceans. However, these facts seem to evade the President of the United States. The Trump administration’s notorious skepticism of global warming is affecting plans for the upcoming United Nations ocean conference, according to Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella […]

    NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

    NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

    Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn’t expect to see was a whole new type of melting. The Rink Glacier, the largest glacier on the west coast of Greenland, was exhibiting some strange melting behaviors during the hot summers […]

    Trump Administration Edits Science, Again

    Trump Administration Edits Science, Again

    The Department of Interior edited a news release on a study coauthored by government scientists to remove a mention of climate change, the Washington Post reported. The DOI deleted a sentence linking climate change to sea level rise from the press release on the study, which found that the risk of flooding to coastal communities […]