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growing concern from scientists studying the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets over the potential for sea level rise

Video Friday: Growing Concern Over Sea Level Rise

From the Yale Climate Forum. Scientists studying the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets express growing concern over the fragility and vulnerability of the world’s ice sheets and the potential impact on sea level rise. Researchers in Antarctica are using sophisticated equipment to drill down 500 meters below the ice shelf to measure ice loss, temperature, salinity and speed of melt….

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EarthTalk: Sea Level Rise

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Hurricane Sandy brought more sea water onto shorelines than I’d ever witnessed before and many communities near where I live are now being required to raise their homes up. What is the prognosis for sea level rise in the years…

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Accelerating ice melt from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets will significantly impact sea level rise in the coming decades

Melting Ice Sheets the Largest Contributor to Sea Level Rise

A new study to be published this month in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating rate. The rapidly accelerating ice melt from the ice sheets is happening much sooner the models have predicted. According to the research, the ice sheets are now overtaking the ice loss…

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Rising seas due to climate change threaten 180 American cities

Sea Level Rise a Threat to 180 Cities in the U.S.

Miami, New Orleans, and Virginia Beach are just three of the 180 coastal cities in the United States that could be threatened with sea level rise by the end of the century, reports a new study published last week in the journal Climate Change Letters. Previous research has looked at where ocean waters may be headed as land-based ice melts…

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