Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it’s rocks falling into the sea

Posted In News, Sea Level Rise
May
17

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Coastal erosion, white cliffs of Dover, UK. Photo source: ©© Eugene Kaspersky

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In a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology on Wednesday, a member of Congress has suggested that the White Cliffs of Dover tumbling into the English Channel was causing rising sea levels, pushing back at the notion that rising sea levels were the result of global warming…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (05-17-2018)

Sea-level rise: the defining issue of the century; Editorial; Sun Sentinel (04-04-2018)
No graver threat faces the future of South Florida than the accelerating pace of sea-level rise. In the past century, the sea has risen 9 inches. In the past 23 years, it’s risen 3 inches. By 2060, it’s predicted to rise another 2 feet, with no sign of slowing down…

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary; The Washington Post (04-25-2018)

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster; The Washington Post (06-26-2017)
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future…

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100; Science Daily (06-26-2017)
In the year 2100, 2 billion people — about one-fifth of the world’s population — could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to new research…

New Trump Administration Flood Standards Mirror Obama-Era Rules; Yale E360 (02-08-2018)

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change; Guardian UK (12-01-2017))
The big businesses Donald Trump claims to champion are increasingly choosing to ignore the US president’s sceptical stance on climate change and press ahead towards their own environmental goals without him.

As Trump Retreats, States Are Joining Forces on Climate Action; Yale E360 (10-09-2017)

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era; Guardian UK (06-12-2017)

Climate Progress, With or Without Trump; The New York Times (03-31-2017)

Trump won’t stop Americans hitting the Paris climate targets. Here’s how we do it; Guardian UK (08-11-2017)

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