User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Sea Level
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As Costs of Climate Crisis Grow, Protest Movement Escalates 20.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Long term campaigns to decarbonize the economy and demand emergency climate policies are getting stronger, write Kevin Zeese and  Margaret Flowers. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult…Read more →
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West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse Could Be Stopped by Putting a Costa Rica-size Pile of Snow on Top of It 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Without the ice sheet, sea levels are predicted to rise by over 10 feet.
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Climate Adaptation Needs to Put Human Rights Above Property Values 14.7.2019 Truthout.com
Every dollar spent on sea walls is a dollar not invested into actual carbon reduction.
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98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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California’s coast is disappearing, and the debate over what to do about it is in full swing 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Even as quakes, wildfires and drought have taken up most of our focus, the slow-moving disaster of rising seas has paralyzed Californians, and left us with “both too much and not enough time” to act, as environment reporter Rosanna Xia wrote in a special report examining sea level rise and the...

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Water on water on water: Why Tropical Storm Barry is already devastating Louisiana 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Tropical Storm Barry could become this year’s first hurricane, but it is already devastating the Louisiana coast. Streets are flooding and levees are about to crest. By Saturday, the storm could dump up to 18 inches of rain on top of an already water-logged state. With half-a-foot of rain already unleashed on New Orleans, Louisiana […]
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Greenland Ice Sheet Is 'Happily Sliding Over a Surface That Theory Says It Shouldn't Be Able to Rapidly Slide Over' 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Greenland ice sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world, after its counterpart in Antarctica.
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Worst-case sea level rise scenarios more likely if Antartica’s ice sheet collapses 9.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Sea level rise projections are complicated and difficult to calculate. This is largely because the potential collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet remains the “largest single source of uncertainty” for scientists working to understand future sea level rise, according to a new study which seeks to change that. In a study released July 8 in […]
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Essential California: Our disappearing coastline 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. Today’s special Sunday edition of the Essential California newsletter comes from Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor Shelby Grad:

Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline...

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Bangladesh Leaps Ahead in Preparing for the Worst of Climate Change. Here is What We Can Learn | Opinion 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Vulnerable communities are our best teachers, because those on the frontline of climate change are also the first to adapt
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Activists Outside the 2020 Debate Are Demanding That Climate Change Take Center Stage 28.6.2019 Mother Jones
Just a few hours before the second round of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are set to face off, dozens of local activists in Miami, Florida held an “Underwater Climate Rally,” calling for more discussion about climate change at the second Democratic debate. A coalition of local environmental groups organized the march to the Arsht Center […]
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Several Democrats distinguished themselves on climate issues during a packed debate 27.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Four Democratic presidential contenders used the first debate of the election cycle to cite climate change as the biggest geopolitical threat facing the United States as they worked to distinguish themselves on the increasingly hot-button issue in a city reeling from climate impacts. To the dismay of activists and environmentalists, it took around an hour […]
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NBC’s Liberal Debate Obsessions: Save Miami! Grab Guns! Fight Mitch McConnell! 27.6.2019 NewsBusters
The NBC and MSNBC hosts for the very first 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday catered to the party’s far-left base, offering questions about just how to take guns away from Americans, the need for aggressive action on climate change and repeated questions about how the nominee would fight the looming threat of Mitch ...
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Mystery Stretch of the Pacific Ocean Is Not Warming Like the Rest of the World's Waters 26.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The "equatorial cold tongue" extends from Peru far into the western Pacific, across around a quarter of the Earth's circumference.
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Over 50 Subglacial Lakes Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet 26.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Previously, only a handful of lakes locked beneath the ice had been identified.
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Marshall Islanders ‘sitting ducks’ as sea level rises: president 21.6.2019 Raw Story
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as “sitting ducks” when sea levels inevitably rise. In an interview with AFP in Geneva, Heine detailed a range of projects underway aimed at helping prepare and adapt her far-flung country, made […]
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Expect to pay at least $400 billion over next 20 years to protect U.S. from rising seas, study warns 20.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
It is going to cost the United States at least $400 billion over the next 20 years to protect the nation’s public infrastructure — everything from roads and rail lines to bridges, airports, and sewage treatment systems — to withstand the impacts of sea level rise. That’s the finding of a new report out Thursday […]
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Greenland Will Be Ice-free by the Year 3000 If We Don't Reduce Emissions, Scientists Warn 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers ran hundreds of simulations for different climate scenarios to see how the ice will respond in the coming centuries.
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‘Modest’ sea level rise will cost the US $400 billion over next two decades 20.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
It is going to cost the United States at least $400 billion over the next 20 years to protect the nation’s public infrastructure — everything from roads and rail lines to bridges, airports, and sewage treatment systems — to withstand the impacts of sea level rise. That’s the finding of a new report out Thursday […]
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Trump UN choice Kelly Craft to step back from some climate talks 20.6.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to the United Nations promised Wednesday to allow climate diplomacy to move forward despite her family’s fortune in coal. Kelly Craft, at a Senate hearing to confirm her for the high-profile post that has been vacant for nearly half a year, said she would not participate personally in discussions […]
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