New research reveals that sea levels could rise 1.5 inches every year

February 13, 2018 by  
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You know how we’ve been freaking out about how quickly global warming is causing ice to melt and sea levels to rise? Turns out, we weren’t panicking nearly enough. New satellite data shows that sea levels will continue to rise at a pace that is much faster than anyone predicted – at least 1.5 inches PER YEAR. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzed 25 years of satellite data from across the planet to determine how far sea levels have risen, and how much more they may rise in the near future. According to their findings, in the past 25 years, sea levels have risen nearly 3 inches. At the current rate of acceleration, sea levels will be 2 feet higher by 2100. Related: New study shows a 1-in-20 chance climate change will cause a complete societal collapse The rise is being caused by warming oceans and melting glaciers and ice sheets. The recent acceleration, according to the study, is the result of melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. The predicted sea level rise of 2 feet by century’s end may not be catastrophic for wealthier countries, but it will be devastating for those without the money to deal with impacts of global warming . Via Outer Places and CBS Images via Deposit Photos ( 1 , 2 )

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New NASA tool shows which melting glaciers will affect coastal cities

November 17, 2017 by  
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NASA has developed a new tool  that individuals and communities can use to determine the precise impacts that sea level rise will have on individual coastal cities . This newly accessible information will enable scientists and policymakers to have a more complete understanding of the consequences of climate change in specific areas. “This study allows one person to understand which icy areas of the world will contribute most significantly to sea level change (rise or decrease) in their specific city,” said Eric Larour, one of the study’s authors, in an interview with CNN . While most coastal communities around the world understand the imminent risks to their survival from sea level rise , this tool allows them to plan more precisely for the future. Current projections estimate that coastal communities will face a sea level rise of one to four feet, depending on location. Since the impact of melting sea ice will be felt differently in different places, it is important for communities to have as precise and accurate information as possible. NASA’s new tool, developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, incorporates the rotation of the Earth and gravitational variables to more precisely identify how specific bodies of melting ice will impact certain communities. Related: Boston outlines its plans to adapt to rising sea levels To create this tool, researchers conducted a study in which they analyzed data for 293 coastal cities to calculate local sea level rise and the glacial source of this newly liquid water. Glaciers farthest away from a particular city tended to be the most responsible for its sea level rise, due to gravity. “Ice sheets are so heavy, that when they melt, the gravity field is modified, and the ocean is less attracted to the ice mass,” said Larour in an interview with CNN . “This means that locally, close to the ice change itself, sea level will decrease.” Larour hopes that this new tool will empower local communities to make informed decisions as they prepare for unfolding impacts of climate change . + NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Via CNN Images via NASA and Depositphotos

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INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about rising sea levels

February 10, 2016 by  
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We hear a lot about the rising sea levels, but besides the obvious, what does that really mean? Global warming, melting glaciers and thermal expansion is causing oceans to rise, and at this point, we aren’t going to be able to stop it. That means cities like Washington D.C., Miami and New York City are going to start seeing some terrible floods. Addressing the problem could cost billions of dollars. The following infographic is a quick and dirty guide to rising sea levels and what our future holds (it isn’t good). Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about rising sea levels

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Artists Bigert & Bergström are rescuing Sweden’s highest peak from climate change

January 13, 2016 by  
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In the past few decades, the south peak of Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain (which mainly consists of a glacier), has been melting due to the warming climate. It’s getting so bad that the rocky north peak threatens to take over as the highest point in Sweden, enticing climbers to attack the more-dangerous route to reach Sweden’s highest peak. To help halt the melting, artists Bigert & Bergström have deployed a golden cloth to protect the south peak. Last summer, a 500 square meter reflective golden cloth was deployed on the mountain’s south peak and for several summers prior, similarly large areas of the glacier were covered in the reflective cloth, which has successfully saved 3 meters of glacial ice each summer. Known as the Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise, the artists are now featuring an exhibition of the project called The Freeze. The project will be shown at Gallery Belenius Nordenhake , opening in Stockholm January 16, 2016. + Bigert & Bergström  

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Scientists discover that the melting glaciers are slowing down the Earth’s rotation

January 5, 2016 by  
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Climate change is becoming more and more difficult to ignore and rising sea levels are just one of the visible consequences of these effects. NASA has predicted a one meter rise worldwide in the next few centuries just by gathering sensitive satellite data, yet other scientists are also considering how studying the Earth’s core and the rotational effects of changing sea levels may also serve as predictors. These data can help coastal areas prepare for the future. Read the rest of Scientists discover that the melting glaciers are slowing down the Earth’s rotation

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NASA satellite shows this glacier just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

August 27, 2015 by  
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NASA satellites are pretty nifty, in large part because they capture world events that we might not know about otherwise. That’s what happened recently, when NASA’s Landsat 8 recorded the image above on August 16 of Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, which is one of the world’s largest and fastest melting, which. When researchers compared recent images to images captured two weeks ago, they discovered that  the glacier just lost an enormous chunk of ice . So big, in fact, that it may be the largest chunk of ice loss ever recorded. Read the rest of NASA satellite shows this glacier just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

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Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

August 6, 2015 by  
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The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030

November 27, 2014 by  
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Glacier National Park , which was dedicated in 1910 , occupies a dramatically beautiful span of the Rocky Mountains at the Montana-Canadian border, which has been covered in ice since time immemorial. 150 thick glaciers were recorded when the park was dedicated, but scientists are warning that they’re all likely to disappear by 2030. Right now there are only 26 ice sheets left, so the park as already lost 124 glaciers, and they’re disappearing quickly. Read the rest of The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Clmate change , galcer national park , glacial retreat , glacier , glacier national park , glaciers , glaciers melting , global warming , ice field , ice fields , melting glaciers , melting ice , NOROCK , retreating glaciers , Rocky Mountains , usgs

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Ancient 1,000-Year-Old Forest Revealed Beneath Melting Alaskan Glacier

October 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock An ancient 1000-year-old forest has been uncovered beneath Alaska’s 37 square mile Mendenhall Glacier . The forest has been poking through the receding ice near Juneau for nearly fifty years, but local scientists from the University of Alaska Southeast have observed an increasing number of visible stumps lately – including some trees that are still in an upright position. Read the rest of Ancient 1,000-Year-Old Forest Revealed Beneath Melting Alaskan Glacier Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska , ancient forest , Cathy Connor , Hemlock , Juneau , melting glaciers , Mendenhall Glacier , spruce , Tomb of Gravel , University of Alaska Southeast        

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Alex Schweder’s Prefab Bubble Apartment Springs from a Van Like a Jack-in-the-Box

October 14, 2013 by  
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