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Category: Climate Change

As climate change worsens, a cascade of tipping points looms

As climate change worsens, a cascade of tipping points looms

New research warns that the earth may be approaching key tipping points, including the runaway loss of ice sheets, that could fundamentally disrupt the global climate system. A growing concern is a change in ocean circulation, which could alter climate patterns in a profound way.

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Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected

Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100.

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It’s time to prepare for a changing Earth; By Orrin Pilkey

It’s time to prepare for a changing Earth; By Orrin Pilkey

Global climate change is an obvious fact and we are already in the midst of it. The time for action is now. In two decades, in the opinion of many climatologists, it will be too late to prevent catastrophic global damage.

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Freak storms of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season left trail of destruction and revealed climate change fingerprints

Freak storms of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season left trail of destruction and revealed climate change fingerprints

Dorian and Lorenzo, wbrought the count of Category 5s in the Atlantic since 2016 up to six, and marked the fourth year in a row with at least one Category 5, the longest stretch on record. The historic intensity of both Dorian and Lorenzo, exhibited influences consistent with warming ocean waters and climate change.

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Gulf of Mexico coral reefs to protect from storm surge in the future — But will they?

Gulf of Mexico coral reefs to protect from storm surge in the future — But will they?

Coral reefs support 25 percent of all marine life around the globe. Those in the Gulf of Mexico, along the coasts of Louisiana, Florida, Texas and Mexico, serve as important barriers to storm surge, lessening the impact of dangerous hurricanes.

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New Earth mission will track rising oceans into 2030

New Earth mission will track rising oceans into 2030

For the first time, U.S and European agencies are preparing to launch a 10-year satellite mission to continue to study the clearest sign of global warming — rising sea levels.

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The new climate math: the numbers keep getting more frightening

The new climate math: the numbers keep getting more frightening

Scientists keep raising ever-louder alarms about the urgency of tackling climate change, but the world’s governments aren’t listening. Yet the latest numbers don’t lie: Nations now plan to keep producing more coal, oil, and gas than the planet can endure.

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Climate change is reshaping communities of ocean organisms

Climate change is reshaping communities of ocean organisms

Climate change is reshaping communities of fish and other sea life, according to a pioneering study on how ocean warming is affecting the mix of species. The study covers species that are important for fisheries and that serve as food for fish, such as copepods and other zooplankton.

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City of Miami Declares Climate Change Emergency

City of Miami Declares Climate Change Emergency

The city of Miami has joined the city of Miami Beach in declaring a climate change emergency.

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