Category Archives: climate change and the environment

An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Away From Antarctica – The New York Times

By JUGAL K. PATEL and JUSTIN GILLIS UPDATED July 12, 2017A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a … Continue reading

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Looming Floods, Threatened Cities – Part 2 – by Justin Gillis et al – NYT

“The risk is clear: Antarctica’s collapse has the potential to inundate coastal cities across the globe.Over tens of millions of years, thin layers of snow falling on the continent — in many places, just a light dusting every year — … Continue reading

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Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea – by Justin Gillis et al – NYT

“Recent computer forecasts suggest that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high level, parts of Antarctica could break up rapidly, causing the ocean to rise six feet or more by the end of this century. That is double the … Continue reading

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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost – The New York Times

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“Over the long term, the rise of the sea appears to be accelerating because of runaway growth in greenhouse emissions, and scientists fear much bigger effects this century, perhaps so large they could…

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Mud Erased a Village in Peru- a Sign of Larger Perils in South America – The New York Times

“BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit blocks from their homes. The nave of the village church is filled with sludge. A catastrophic mudslide essentially erased Barba Blanca from the … Continue reading

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Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine- but 4 – The New York Times

“BAIDOA, Somalia — First the trees dried up and cracked apart.Then the goats keeled over.Then the water in the village well began to disappear, turning cloudy, then red, then slime-green, but the villagers kept drinking it. That was all they … Continue reading

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As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change- These Kids Die of It – Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“The immediate cause of the droughts was an extremely warm El Niño event, which came on top of a larger drying trend in the last few decades in parts of Africa. New research, just published in the bulletin of the … Continue reading

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Shed a Tear for the Reefs – The New York Times

“Reports that the Great Barrier Reef is dying come ever more frequently, ever more urgently. There is no mystery about the reason — it’s global warming, caused by the fossil fuels we burn. If we stopped heating the oceans, parts … Continue reading

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Mexico City- Parched and Sinking- Faces a Water Crisis – The New York Times

“More heat and drought mean more evaporation and yet more demand for water, adding pressure to tap distant reservoirs at staggering costs or further drain underground aquifers and hasten the city’s collapse.In the immense neighborhood of Iztapalapa — where nearly … Continue reading

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