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Category: Climate Change

As climate risks worsen, U.S. flood buyouts fail to meet the need

As climate risks worsen, U.S. flood buyouts fail to meet the need

The U.S. approach to buying out properties vulnerable to flooding is rife with uncertainty and delays. Now, as climate change drives more extreme coastal storms and precipitation events, the system must undergo a drastic overhaul or risk stranding millions in flood-prone homes.

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Rising seas already overwhelm the Bay Area. Time is running out for California to act

Rising seas already overwhelm the Bay Area. Time is running out for California to act

In Foster City, where the ‘king tide’ over the weekend reached 9 feet, the answer is a taller levee, costing $90 million. The plan comes as legislators warn that California is running out of time to prepare for sea level rise.

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A huge iceberg just broke off West Antarctica’s most endangered glacier

A huge iceberg just broke off West Antarctica’s most endangered glacier

On the ice-covered edge of a remote West Antarctic bay, the continent’s most imperiled glaciers threaten to redraw Earth’s coastlines. Pine Island Glacier and its neighbor Thwaites Glacier are the gateway to a massive cache of frozen water, one that would raise global sea levels by four feet if it were all to spill into the sea. And that gateway is shattering before our eyes.

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Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica

Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica

Scientists conducting a chinstrap census along the Antarctic Peninsula have discovered drastic declines in many colonies, with some seeing population reductions of up to 77% since they were last surveyed, about 50 years ago

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New research supports previous studies on global sea level rise

New research supports previous studies on global sea level rise

A new study has demonstrated that the global sea level rise has accelerated over the past four decades. In other words, as a result of global warming, the oceans are rising faster every year.

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Arctic ice melt is changing ocean currents

Arctic ice melt is changing ocean currents

A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea ice melt, a new study from NASA shows. The current is part of a delicate Arctic environment that is now flooded with fresh water, an effect of human-caused climate change.

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What’s the ozone hole got to do with warming?

What’s the ozone hole got to do with warming?

Based on new data crunched in climate model, researchers argue that CFCs are likely what’s caused the Arctic to warm even faster than the rest of the planet under the influence of climate change. CFCs are, after all, potent greenhouse gases.

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Antarctica logs highest temperature on record of 18.3C

Antarctica logs highest temperature on record of 18.3C

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica. The temperature was recorded in the Antarctic Peninsula, on the continent’s north-west tip – one of the fastest-warming regions on earth.

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Why clouds are the key to new troubling projections on warming

Why clouds are the key to new troubling projections on warming

Recent climate models project that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 above pre-industrial levels could cause temperatures to soar far above previous estimates. A warming earth, researchers now say, will lead to a loss of clouds, allowing more solar energy to strike the planet.

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