sea level rise

Climate Change Could Force 216 Million to Flee Home

Climate Change Could Force 216 Million to Flee Home

As many as 216 million people could be forced from their homes by the impacts of climate change in the next 30 years, a new report from the World Bank finds. The Groundswell 2.0 report, published Monday, finds the combination of failure to cut climate pollution and alleviate global inequities could drive further desertification, sea […]

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    Latest IPCC Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity’

    Latest IPCC Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity’

    The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out, and it offers an urgent call to act immediately on the climate crisis. The new report, released Monday, found that the climate is already changing in ways that are unprecedented in thousands to hundreds of thousands of years and that some effects, […]

    Climate Scientists Detect Warning Signs of Gulf Stream Collapse

    Climate Scientists Detect Warning Signs of Gulf Stream Collapse

    Climate change has “almost complete[ly]” destabilized the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), a critical aquatic “conveyor belt” that plays a major role in global temperature and weather systems, a new analysis published Thursday in Nature Climate Change reveals. Increasing ocean temperatures and, especially, the influx of freshwater from melting ice sheets and glaciers is slowing […]

    Climate Crisis Tipping Points Are Now Imminent, Scientists Warn

    Climate Crisis Tipping Points Are Now Imminent, Scientists Warn

    Thousands of scientists reiterated calls for immediate action over the climate crisis in an article published Wednesday in the journal BioScience. “The extreme climate events and patterns that we’ve witnessed over the last several years — not to mention the last several weeks — highlight the heightened urgency with which we must address the climate […]

    Italy Bans Large Cruise Ships From Venice

    Italy Bans Large Cruise Ships From Venice

    Large cruise ships will be banned from entering the Venice lagoon as of August 1, the Italian government announced Tuesday. It follows years of warnings they risk causing irreparable damage to Venice’s ecosystem. “The decree adopted today represents an important step for the protection of the Venetian lagoon system,” Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said […]

    410 Million People at Risk From Sea Level Rise by 2100, Study Finds

    410 Million People at Risk From Sea Level Rise by 2100, Study Finds

    Close to half a billion people could be in the path of sea level rise by 2100, a first-of-its-kind analysis has shown. The study, published in Nature Communications Tuesday, found that 267 million people currently live on land that is less than two meters (approximately 6.6 feet) above sea level, the range that is the […]

    The Surfside Condo Collapse and Its Environmental Warning Signals

    The Surfside Condo Collapse and Its Environmental Warning Signals

    The hunt is on to find out why the Champlain Towers South in the Miami suburb of Surfside collapsed. On Friday, reports surfaced that in 2018 Frank P. Morabito, an engineer, assessed the 40-year old building and reported that he had found “major structural damage” in a concrete slab below the pool deck, near the […]