Unstoppable Sea Level Rise Will Flood Boston, New York, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

OO Last Month Was The Second Warmest April Ever Recorded

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The Thwaites Glacier alone contains about 2 feet of sea level rise. Credit NASA

An OMG Moment: 10 Foot Sealevel Rise Unstoppable, Much More Likelyreports Chris Donnelly at Mother Jones. Two new studies showed how Antarctic glaciers are unstoppably melting, estimated to raise sea levels by 10 feet or more.

But according to one Greenland glaciologist expert, reports Donnelly, if “you compare where we are now to where atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and ocean levels stood in past warm periods of Earth’s history, you can infer that human beings have already set in motion 69 feet of sea level rise,” due to the meltdown of Greenland and other world ice sources.

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What the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC would look like with 12 feet of sealevel rise. Credit Nickolay Lamm, Data: Climate Central

This is what we’re leaving our children of future generations. NOW its time to leave them a source of renewable clean energy.

Check out this engrossing video on the state of Greenland glaciers, via Mother Jones.

This graph, presented in the above video, shows how fast the glaciers are melting:

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OO Greenland Glaciers More Vulnerable To Melting Than Thought

OO Many Coastal Cities Eventually To Be Abandoned With Antarctic Ice Collapse indicate new studies.

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What the Boston Harbor Hotel would look like with 12 feet of sealevel rise. Credit Nickolay Lamm, Data: Climate Central

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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