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Scientists watch growing Antarctic crack but aren’t alarmed — Naples Herald

Scientists are watching, but not alarmed by, a growing crack at the edge of a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica. The long-watched rift in the Larsen C ice shelf grew 11 miles in the last few weeks. The crack is now about 60 miles long and about 300 feet wide. If it grows another dozen miles, a Delaware-sized iceberg could break off and float away.

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate — The New York Times

Homeowners are slowly growing wary of buying property in the areas most at risk, setting up a potential economic time bomb in an industry that is struggling to adapt.

Folks, it is time to be alarmed about climate change — The News & Observer

If our children’s children are going to be able to live meaningful lives upon this planet, we must all study and become alarmed about the changes that we have caused in the atmosphere, the ocean and the earth itself during the past 100 years.

NOAA Warns Insurance Industry of 9-10 foot Sea Level Rise — Insurance Journal

Think sea level rise will be moderate and something we can all plan for? Think again. Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists studying the melting West Antarctic ice sheet – a massive sheet the size of Mexico.

El Niño fueling most extreme tropical cyclone season on record in Northern Hemisphere — The Washington Post

In modern records, the Northern Hemisphere has never had as many super intense storms as 2015. An incredible 21 category four or five tropical cyclones have formed in the Northern Hemisphere in 2015, shattering the record of 18 set in 2004.

Arguments for the Urgent Need to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This is an excerpt from the Emergency Complaint that we filed with NC Attorney General Roy Cooper calling for investigation of Duke Energy's corporate charter. This section outlines the startling current projections for climate change.

Riveting Hansen study on sea level, superstorms — News Release from NC WARN

Riveting new study by Dr. James Hansen and 16 co-authors shows prospects for rapid sea level rise and damaging superstorms are worse than previously predicted. CBS Evening News and the Washington Post covered the story.

Experts make dire prediction about sea levels — CBS News

In the future, there could be major flooding along every coast. So says a new study that warns the world's seas are rising.

CO2 levels in atmosphere rising at dramatically faster rate, U.N. report warns — The Washington Post

Levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose at a record-shattering pace last year, a new report shows, a surge that surprised scientists and spurred fears of an accelerated warming of the planet in decades to come.

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt — The New York Times

A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable. If the findings hold up, they suggest that the melting could destabilize neighboring parts of the ice sheet and a rise in sea level of 10 feet or more may be unavoidable in coming centuries.
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