RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
OO Last Month Was The Second Warmest April Ever Recorded
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.
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:
OO Greenland Glaciers More Vulnerable To Melting Than Thought
OO Many Coastal Cities Eventually To Be Abandoned With Antarctic Ice Collapse indicate new studies.
What the Boston Harbor Hotel would look like with 12 feet of sealevel rise. Credit Nickolay Lamm, Data: Climate Central
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