sea level rise

North Carolina-sized Hurricane Florence makes its way to North Carolina

North Carolina-sized Hurricane Florence makes its way to North Carolina

September 11, 2018

By Eric Holthaus / Grist. Hurricane Florence is heading straight for the Carolinas, on course to slam into a region that hasn’t seen anything like it in a generation. Florence is already one of the worst hurricanes ever to threaten the East Coast, and there’s nearly unanimous consensus among the most reliable weather models that…

Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting 3x Faster Than Expected: Sea Level Rise Inevitable

June 22, 2018

A major new study shows that Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting far faster than previously and than has been predicted, meaning that sea levels will rise faster than expected. We speak to the study’s lead author, Prof. Andrew Shepherd

Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial

March 30, 2018

Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland’s legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In a surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but says the company is not liable

Climate Emergency: Greenhouse Gas Levels Surge to Historic Levels

November 1, 2017

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization shows that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at an unprecedented speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years

Trump Moves to Repeal Climate Rules Despite Extreme Weather

October 7, 2017

The Trump administration is set to rescind the regulations, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power stations, despite a scientific consensus linking recent devastating storms to climate change

Climate Change

September 22, 2017
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College

Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk

July 20, 2017

With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp