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Ocean eddies strongly affect global mean sea-level projections – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Satellite-observed sea-level measurements indicate an ongoing increase in the global mean sea level since the satellite era (1–3). Global mean sea-level rise (GMSLR) threatens low-lying coastal regions, and these regions will benefit strongly from sea-level projections to adapt their…

Global Warming Could Lead to Collapse of More than One-Third of Antarctic Ice Shelf – AZoCleantech

Written by AZoCleantechApr 9 2021 A new study shows that over one-third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area could be at risk of crumbling into the sea if global temperatures increase to 4°C above pre-industrial levels. Image Credit: AndreAnita/shutterstock.com The comprehensive study…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

Climate change is a major threat to stability, spy agencies say – Axios

Climate change will lead to a less secure, more crisis-prone world that will strain global institutions, according to a major national security assessment released Thursday. Driving the news: The “Global Trends Report,” produced every four years by the National Intelligence…

Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at collapse risk due to global warming: Study – The Hindu

They noted that when melted ice accumulates on the surface of ice shelves, it can make them fracture and collapse spectacularly. Over a third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area may be at risk of collapsing into the sea if…

Climate change: 4C temperature increase could risk major collapse of ice surrounding Antarctica, scientists say – Sky News

Ice surrounding Antarctica could be at risk of collapsing if global temperatures increase by 4C, experts warn. Research from the University of Reading found that more than a third of the Antarctic ice shelf area could collapse and release “unimaginable…

Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse as planet warms

(University of Reading) Study shows highest warming scenario would put 34% of Antarctic’s ice shelf area at risk of fracture and collapse from melting and run-off – including 67% of the Antarctic Peninsular ice shelf area. This would allow glaciers to flow freely into the sea causing sea level rise.

Regional habitat differences identified for threatened piping plovers on Atlantic coast

(US Geological Survey) Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along the Atlantic Coast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy – The New York Times

How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens…