sea level rise

Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim Radford German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq. They predict that, in a few decades, the oceanographic machinery that keeps the Ronne-Filchner ice shelf in the Weddell Sea will fail. A warm ocean will begin to eat away at the 450,000 square […]

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    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    By Nika Knight A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow, Water, Ice […]

    Earth’s Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

    Earth’s Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

    If you don’t agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes. The Earth’s rapidly rising temperatures has dramatically transformed our landscapes, as you can see quite clearly in these vivid photos of the world’s melting glaciers. Retreat of the Columbia Glacier, Alaska, USA, […]

    Governor Declares State of Emergency to Save Louisiana Coast

    Governor Declares State of Emergency to Save Louisiana Coast

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Wednesday for coastal Louisiana to highlight the state’s need for more federal funding to address extreme weather events. “We are in a race against time to save our coast, and it is time we make bold decisions,” Edwards said. “The Louisiana coast is in a […]

    Trump’s 100 Days of Harm: Enough Is Enough

    Trump’s 100 Days of Harm: Enough Is Enough

    Like any arbitrary benchmark, the 100-day point of a new president’s term normally tells us only so much about what’s to come. In the case of President Trump‘s all-out assault on our environment and health, however, we’ve already seen more than enough. In his first three months on the job, Trump has acted again and […]

    Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers in Terminal Decline

    Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers in Terminal Decline

    By Tim Radford By the century’s end, some of Greenland’s ice will have vanished forever. New research shows that the coastal glaciers and ice caps are melting faster than ever before and may have already reached the point of no return two decades ago. That is because they have passed the stage at which they […]

    Going, Going, Gone

    Going, Going, Gone

    By Andy Rowell President Trump opens his eyes, but he does not see. Trump listens, but he does not hear. He speaks, but he makes no sense. How can the most powerful man be so completely ignorant about climate change? How can it be that as the evidence about climate change gets stronger, politicians like […]

    Massive Iceberg Hangs by 12-Mile ‘Thread’

    Massive Iceberg Hangs by 12-Mile ‘Thread’

    The growing rift in the Antarctic Peninsula has now lengthened to 110 miles, meaning that the Larsen C ice shelf is now connected to the main ice shelf by only a 12-mile “thread,” USA TODAY reports. The British Antarctic Survey determined that the crack has expanded by 50 miles since 2011. “It is particularly hard […]