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New Climate Report: Islands Not Losing Land, People To Sea-Level Rise

A new study posted at ClimateAtAGlance.com documents that most small islands are growing, not losing land to sea-level rise, and island nations are attracting growing populations rather than shedding climate refugees. The new climate summary drives a stake into the…

Glimpse deep into Earth’s crust finds heat source that may stabilize continents

(Penn State) Rocks from the Rio Grande continental rift have provided a rare snapshot of active geology deep inside Earth’s crust, revealing new evidence for how continents remain stable over billions of years, according to a team of scientists.

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My Personal History With Global Warming – CleanTechnica

Air Quality Published on October 17th, 2020 | by Frank Semmens October 17th, 2020 by Frank Semmens  1964–1966 I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia from 1964–1966. Being an avid skier from the Adirondack Mountains in New York,…

How global warming might affect food security – The Hindu

Between the year 1870 (the first industrial revolution) and today, the global temperature has risen by almost 2 degrees Celsius. This has come about due to more fossil burning (oil, natural gas, coal), which has also increased the carbon dioxide…

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TECHNOLOGY: SpaceX to launch satellite tracking rising sea levels

A new payload that Elon Musk’s SpaceX will deliver into orbit next month will play a pivotal role in measuring sea level increases, potentially helping to spare economies from billions of euros in damages by the end of this century.

Worsening rifts and fractures spotted at 2 important Antarctic glaciers

Satellite imagery has revealed that 2 of the fastest-changing glaciers in Antarctica – Pine Island and Thwaites – are fracturing and weakening faster than ever, a step towards the glaciers’ disintegrating and causing sea levels to rise dramatically.

Darwin’s theory about coral reef atolls is fatally flawed

Charles Darwin’s 1842 theory about the formation of ring-shaped reefs, called atolls, is incorrect, but ‘it’s so beautiful, so simple and pleasing’ that it still appears in textbooks and university courses, said a marine geologist. The accurate description is more complicated, and biologists are hoping to set the record straight.

Port engineers need guidance incorporating sea level rise into construction designs

(University of Rhode Island) A survey of maritime infrastructure engineers by University of Rhode Island researchers found that the rising sea level is often not factored into designs of ports, breakwaters, fishing piers and other coastal infrastructure.

Australian valley a ‘natural laboratory’ to test carbon sequestration theory

(University of Sydney) An idea to enhance natural carbon capture from olivine weathering has never been tested at scale. University of Sydney geoscientists have proposed the Tweed Valley as a laboratory and gained some interesting initial results.

What is interstellar space?

You might be surprised to learn that interstellar space isn’t just vacuum. It’s full of gases, elements, and dust – very thinly spread, to be sure – but the building blocks of stars and planets.