Sea level rise – Millions at risk by 2100

Millions at risk by 2100 from sea level rise

A new peer-reviewed paper published on 29th Oct within Nature Communications highlights the risk that millions face from sea level rise by 2100. Titled “New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding“, the paper translates sea level rise projections into actual exposures. Highlights As a result of heat-trapping pollution … Read more

Should we be worried about Greenland?

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Reports of dramatic melt events in Greenland provoke different reactions. Some, (thankfully only a small number), sit back and observe, “It is summer, this is what happens in the summer“. Others respond more dramatically. During the last Democratic debate, long-shot candidate Andrew Yang urged people to move away from the coast because we are already … Read more

Trillions of tonnes of Ice Loss and Sea level

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There is a new study. Titled “Global sea-level contribution from Arctic land ice: 1971–2017” and published 21st Dec, it lays out the data for the amount of ice loss and sea level rise since 1971. The publication of this study motivated one of the authors to tweet as follows … Quick Summary The study itself … Read more