Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows | The New York Times

‘…The authors of a paper published Tuesday developed a more accurate way of calculating land elevation based on satellite readings, a standard way of estimating the effects of sea level rise over large areas, and found that the previous numbers were far too optimistic. The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury.’

Source: Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows | The New York Times

Going 100% Green Will Pay For Itself in Seven Years, Study Finds | Bloomberg

‘…It would cost $73 trillion to revamp power grids, transportation, manufacturing and other systems to run on wind, solar and hydro power, including enough storage capacity to keep the lights on overnight, Mark Jacobson said in a study published Friday in the journal One Earth. But that would be offset by annual savings of almost $11 trillion, the report found.’

Going 100% Green Will Pay For Itself in Seven Years, Study Finds | Bloomberg

The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn | Scientific American

‘In the past decade ocean oxygen levels have taken a dive—an alarming trend that is linked to climate change, says Andreas Oschlies, an oceanographer at the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, whose team tracks ocean oxygen levels worldwide. “We were surprised by the intensity of the changes we saw, how rapidly oxygen is going down in the ocean and how large the effects on marine ecosystems are,” he says.’

Source: The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn | Scientific American

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday | The Atlantic

‘…Most significantly, the National Climate Assessment—which is endorsed by nasa, noaa, the Department of Defense, and 10 other federal scientific agencies—contradicts nearly every position taken on the issue by President Donald Trump. Where the president has insisted that fighting global warming will harm the economy, the report responds: Climate change, if left unchecked, could eventually cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and kill thousands of Americans to boot.’

 

Source: A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday | The Atlantic

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