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Rising Sea Level

The Warming of the Global Ocean Is Subtle and Alarming

Sarah Gille | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Sarah Gille

What can we do? If we want to slow the rate of warming in the atmosphere as well as the warming and rise of the oceans, we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to s...

The Climate Post: White House Announces New Climate Change Initiatives

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The White House on Wednesday announced executive actions to help states and communities build their resilience to more intense storms, high heat, sea ...

These Designs Could Save NYC And Other Cities From Another Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

Six winning entries in a groundbreaking federal design competition to protect cities from rising sea levels were announced on Monday, and include a co...

Climate Change This Week: Religion Gets Climate Change, Undrillable Reserves, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 29, 2014 How unusu...

Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Our deltas are literally sinking, shrinking and in grave a peril, and some may not survive in the coming years. This will impact millions of people, major food producing regions as well as valuable ecosystems.

Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

Throughout the Pacific, climate change is heightening the intensity of extreme weather events, driving sea levels up and exacerbating droughts. If that's not scary enough, if the world keeps burning fossil fuels as it currently intends to, this is just the beginning for Kiribati, and it can only get worse.

Kate Sheppard

History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile t...

Shane Shifflett

How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast

HuffingtonPost.com | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

In 2011, a tsunami sent waves as high as 49 feet crashing over the seawalls surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nucl...

Unstoppable Antarctic Glacier Retreat

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

If we don't see climate change in front of us -- in heat waves, wildfires, droughts, or air pollution -- it's dangerously easy to brush it off as something to deal with another day, another year, another generation.

The Climate Post: Federal Climate Assessment Report Pegs Climate Change as Culprit for Rising Temperatures, Seas

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new federal scientific report, out Tuesday, concluded that global warming is affecting the United States in profound ways and that human activity, n...

Flood Insurance

Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This is a broken system. And it will only get worse as extreme weather and sea level rise increase the incidence of events and the levels of destruction.

Earth Day: Treat Climate Change Like a Security Threat

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

What if someone told you war isn't real and it's just a conspiracy for the Armed Forces and defense contractors to get rich? Swap out the word "war" for "climate change" in the first sentence and you have the essence of my congressional colleagues' claim that climate change is just a left-wing conspiracy.

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

New York Raises the Bar on Rising Tides

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Rising tides cause billions of dollars in damage to electrical grids, water and gas pipelines, cell phone networks, railroads and subways lines -- in short, all the utilities and infrastructure that we depend on everyday. Businesses implode, cars corrode, tempers explode. Our economy grinds to a soggy, salty halt.

Emily Swanson

Americans See Climate Change As Serious Threat, But Not Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Americans believe that climate change will have serious consequences for the United States, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But there's a catch: Mos...

The Climate Post: Reports, Website Document Effects of and Need for Dialogue on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Last year, carbon dioxide briefly passed the 400 parts per million milestone. Now, says Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, we'...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...

So Thankful to God and Earth for Blessings

Jarid Manos | Posted 03.31.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

I have been given such a blessing of life; I damn sure am going to use it and make it count.

Happy New Warming Year (Part II)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

Now that the 15 year global warming "pause" is confirmed dead, it is fascinating, if at times painful, to look back at the sharp disagreements among important scientific figures in the climate community.

Happy New Warming Year (Part I)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

As of January 1st, the 15-year running mean surface temperature change now starts from the much cooler 1999, and gives a very different picture.

The Attacking Ocean -- Visualization

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Jonathan Ezer

Brian Fagan has written a new book called The Attacking Ocean about rising sea levels. We've enjoyed his other works, so we created a book visualizati...

Kate Sheppard

Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- State and local leaders can now consider expected sea level rise due to climate change when applying for grants to help prevent proper...