sea level rise

Greenland and Antarctica Already Melting at ‘Worst-Case-Scenario’ Rates

Greenland and Antarctica Already Melting at ‘Worst-Case-Scenario’ Rates

Antarctica and Greenland‘s ice sheets are currently melting at a pace consistent with worst-case-scenario predictions for sea level rise, with serious consequences for coastal communities and the reliability of climate models. A paper published in Nature Climate Change Monday compared the latest satellite observations of polar ice melt with the predictions outlined in the Intergovernmental […]

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    NOAA Warns of ‘Extraordinary’ Increase in Coastal Flooding

    NOAA Warns of ‘Extraordinary’ Increase in Coastal Flooding

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday that a trend of increased coastal flooding will continue to worsen as the climate crisis escalates. Increased flooding is happening even without storms. “Nuisance” or “sunny day” high-tide flooding is becoming more commonplace across the U.S., according to the NOAA report that warns such flooding will […]

    Trump Admin Devalues Climate Crisis Costs to Justify Deregulation, GAO Finds

    Trump Admin Devalues Climate Crisis Costs to Justify Deregulation, GAO Finds

    A report scheduled for release later Tuesday by Congress’ non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Trump administration undervalues the costs of the climate crisis in order to push deregulation and rollbacks of environmental protections, according to The New York Times. In one example, the administration estimated the cost of global heating for future […]

    Sink or Swim: Miami’s Perilous Future Facing Climate Change

    Sink or Swim: Miami’s Perilous Future Facing Climate Change

    By Tara Lohan With its white-sand beaches and glittery high-rises, Miami is still a vacation hotspot. But lapping at those shores is another reality. The city is also a “possible future Atlantis, and a metonymic stand-in for how the rest of the developed world might fail — or succeed — in the climate-changed future,” wrote […]

    Mangroves Threatened by Sea Level Rise Could Disappear by 2050

    Mangroves Threatened by Sea Level Rise Could Disappear by 2050

    Mangroves play a vital role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere. Mangrove forests are tremendous assets in the fight to stem the climate crisis. They store more carbon than a rainforest of the same size. However, they are under threat from sea level rise. A new study found that if emissions continue unabated, mangroves will […]

    Sea Levels Could Rise More Than 4 Feet by 2100, Scientists Warn

    Sea Levels Could Rise More Than 4 Feet by 2100, Scientists Warn

    By Alistair Walsh Global sea levels will probably rise by even more than currently predicted, scientists warned on Friday. Even if nations are able to achieve their Paris-Agreement commitment to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the oceans will still rise by about 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) by the end of the […]

    Climate Journalism Honored at Pulitzers

    Climate Journalism Honored at Pulitzers

    Environment and climate stories made strong showings in this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, which were announced Monday. The Washington Post won the top prize for explanatory reporting for its “2°C: Beyond the Limit” series, which used temperature data from across the globe to examine places where warming has already exceeded the 2 degrees […]