sea level rise

Sea Level Rise Inevitable, Even With Dramatic Cuts in Carbon Emissions

Sea Level Rise Inevitable, Even With Dramatic Cuts in Carbon Emissions

By Tim Radford Even supposing the world does make dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, the fate of the small island states remains uncertain. New research suggests that other, more short-lived greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could drive the thermal expansion of the oceans for centuries to come. This is grim news for those low-lying […]

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    What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

    What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

    By Tim Radford Scientists in the U.S. have identified an ominous trend in the Southern Ocean—the creation of enormous icebergs as rifts develop in the shelf ice many miles inland. Stunning @NASA photos show huge crack in Antarctic ice shelf​ https://t.co/OpmzWnw8lT via @EcoWatch #climate #divest pic.twitter.com/cqK1Cwnivk — climatehawk1 (@climatehawk1) December 16, 2016 And although three […]

    What You Need to Know About Trump’s Choice for Department of Interior

    What You Need to Know About Trump’s Choice for Department of Interior

    By Adam Markham U.S. natural and cultural resources—the parks, landmarks and history of America—are under assault from climate change. So it is troubling that Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump‘s pick to run the Department of the Interior (DOI), seems unsure whether climate change is a real problem or not. Just this week, in an interview with […]

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    NASA has just released new aerial photographs that show, close-up, an immense, 70-mile long rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. The breach is 300 feet wide and one-third of a mile deep. As it grows, an iceberg the size of Delaware will break off. Operation Icebridge, in its eighth year of conducting […]

    Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than Scientists Thought

    Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than Scientists Thought

    Two studies published in Nature Wednesday show seemingly contradictory visions for Greenland’s past and the future of its ice sheet, but actually describe different aspects of the ice. Meltwater on the Greenland ice sheet carved this canyon. Ian Joughin One study finds that Greenland’s ice sheet may have melted almost completely and repeatedly during the […]

    5 Reasons Eliminating NASA’s Climate Research Would Be a Huge Mistake

    5 Reasons Eliminating NASA’s Climate Research Would Be a Huge Mistake

    By James Dyke Will President Donald Trump really slash funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) “politicized” climate change science? It certainly has been politicized, but not by the scientists conducting it. Blame instead the fossil fuel industry-funded lobby groups and politicians that have for more than a generation tried using doubt, obfuscation […]

    Katharine Hayhoe: Here’s How Long We’ve Known About Climate Change

    Katharine Hayhoe: Here’s How Long We’ve Known About Climate Change

    One of the biggest myths about climate science—a myth that has been deliberately fostered, for decades—is that we just don’t know that much, yet. The field is still in its infancy, people argue and a lot more is needed before coming to consensus. After all, aren’t scientists always changing their minds? Just a few decades […]

    How Important Is NASA’s Earth Science Program That Trump Wants to Abolish?

    How Important Is NASA’s Earth Science Program That Trump Wants to Abolish?

    By Brenda Ekwurzel Word has it that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science program is on the chopping block with the upcoming Trump Administration. Bad decision! Alaska’s Susitna GlacierNASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science The NASA Earth Science program provides information about the Earth that plays a vital role in our scientific advancement, […]