sea level rise

Ice Shelf Holding Pine Island Glacier Could Collapse Within a Decade

Ice Shelf Holding Pine Island Glacier Could Collapse Within a Decade

The Pine Island Glacier is currently Antarctica‘s greatest contributor to sea level rise, and, now, a new study warns that it could be closer to collapse than previously thought. The research, published in Science Advances Friday, found that the vulnerable glacier had sped up by 12 percent over the last three years as the ice […]

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    Arctic Warming 3x Faster Than Earth’s Average Rate, Study Finds

    Arctic Warming 3x Faster Than Earth’s Average Rate, Study Finds

    By Kenny Stancil Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the fate of life on planet Earth. The Arctic Monitoring […]

    Delaying Climate Action Harms Youth, German High Court Rules in ‘Huge Win for the Climate Movement’

    Delaying Climate Action Harms Youth, German High Court Rules in ‘Huge Win for the Climate Movement’

    Germany’s highest court ruled Thursday that the country’s 2019 climate law unconstitutionally saddles young people with the burden of fighting climate change by “irreversibly offload[ing] major emission reductions burdens onto periods after 2030.” Olaf Scholz, Germany’s finance minister, said the government would rapidly propose legislation to comply with the ruling. The case was brought by […]

    ‘We Need to Act Now’: Glaciers Melting at Unprecedented Pace, Study Reveals

    ‘We Need to Act Now’: Glaciers Melting at Unprecedented Pace, Study Reveals

    By Brett Wilkins Researchers warned of the need for urgent climate action as a study published Wednesday revealed that the world’s mountain glaciers are melting at an unprecedented pace, with glacial thinning rates outside Antarctica and Greenland doubling this century. For the first time ever, researchers analyzed three-dimensional satellite measurements of the world’s approximately 220,000 […]

    Climate Change in Florida Is Forcing a Response From Republican Politicians

    Climate Change in Florida Is Forcing a Response From Republican Politicians

    By Elizabeth Djinis Florida has long been known as an environmental contradiction. It’s mostly a peninsula at risk from the severe impacts of climate change, including rising seas, warming temperatures, and worsening extreme-weather events; yet it’s also a state governed by Republican leaders who have refused to even publicly utter the words “climate change.” When […]

    Climate Research Station Closes Due to Climate Crisis

    Climate Research Station Closes Due to Climate Crisis

    A weather research station on a bluff overlooking the sea is closing down because of the climate crisis. The National Weather Service (NWS) station in Chatham, Massachusetts was evacuated March 31 over concerns the entire operation would topple into the ocean. “We had to say goodbye to the site because of where we are located […]