Latest scientific analysis of Greenland’s iced and ice-free past indicates the ice sheets there may melt faster and more completely than most previous estimates. We may be looking at over 20 feet of sea level rise as the Greenland ice sheet liquefies, not previous estimates of 3-4 feet (even that would be serious woe in Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Manhattan, Venice, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, etc.).
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This is one of those papers that makes you sit up and evaluate what you’re doing, or at least it did for me. It’s short but seminal, and it made me terrified for the future, but also more resolutely committed to learning more about the climate system, and taking action to mitigate against the kind of nightmare future that this predicts. 1,326 more words
As climate change in the Arctic raises temperatures, scientists confirm that melting ice sheets will soon reveal hazardous waste abandoned at a Cold War outpost in Greenland. 316 more words
Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post for Science Borealis with my co-editor in the Earth & Environmental Science subject category, Sri Ray-Chauduri. A few new papers had come out looking at both past and potential future sea level rise, and we were interested in figuring out what that meant for Canada’s coastal regions. 505 more words