More reason to steer away from tipping points. Factcheck finds much of the future warming in the Arctic will depend on our emissions over the 21st century

UN Report Warns ‘Locked In’ Arctic Temperature Spikes Will Unleash Global Sea Level Rise: “We have the science; now more urgent climate action is needed to steer away from tipping points that could be even worse for our planet than we first thought.” Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, March 14, 2019  A section of a glacier is seen from NASA’s Operation IceBridge research aircraft …

Study of Antarctic sea ice collapse warns of potential 10-foot sea rise, with rate of ocean warming up 50% since 1991.

Gigantic hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan discovered in Antarctic glacier, Sheena McKenzie, CNN, January 31, 2019 (CNN) A massive cavity two-thirds the size of Manhattan has been discovered growing in an Antarctic glacier, signaling rapid ice decay that has shocked scientists. The huge hole — measuring almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — was found growing at an “explosive rate” at the …

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second: Seas absorb 90% of climate change’s energy as new research reveals vast heating over past 150 years

Damian Carrington, Mon 7 Jan 2019  Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second: Seas absorb 90% of climate change’s energy as new research reveals vast heating over past 150 years, in The Guardian, 7 Jan 2019 A Guardian calculation found the average heating across that 150-year period was equivalent to about 1.5 Hiroshima-size atomic bombs per second. …

Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate (2018)

Hundreds of thousands of homes are at risk of chronic flooding due to sea level rise over the coming decades. The implications for coastal residents, communities, and the economy are profound.  Union of Concerned Scientists ) DOWNLOAD Full report Technical backgrounderInsights from market expertsComplete data by stateComplete data by communityComplete data by ZIP Code Información disponible en español Explore interactive maps of …

At current temps, Earth risks a sea level rise of 20-30 feet: A vast area of Antarctica retreated when Earth’s temperatures weren’t much warmer than they are now

A flotilla of tabular icebergs adrift in the Southern Ocean, near the outlet of the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica. (Christina Riesselman) By Chris Mooney Washington Post, September 20, 2018 Temperatures not much warmer than the planet is experiencing now were sufficient to melt a major part of the East Antarctic ice sheet in Earth’s past, scientists reported Wednesday, including during one era …

This is what Earth will look like if we melt all the ice

Chris Tackett ChrisTackett  November 5, 2013 Screen capture Rising Seas Interactive Map National Geographic has a good, but disturbing, interactive map showing what 216 feet of sea level rise will do to coastlines around the world. The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it …

By century end, 2.5 million homes and businesses near the coasts will be at risk of flooding on a regular basis, 26 times a year or more

By ED LEEFELDT MONEYWATCH June 25, 2018, Rising sea levels may create “tipping points” for seaside towns After Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey in 2012, singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen lamented that “the Jersey shore has always been a special place where if you had a few bucks you could own a beach house.” As shoreline communities from the San Francisco Bay to Miami Beach encounter ever higher-reaching …

A trillion in US real estate threatened by sea level rise this century, and over 300,000 homes in the next 25 years

By Oliver Milman in New York, The Guardian 18 June 2018: Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study: Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years The UCS used federal data from a high sea level rise scenario projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and …

Coastal housing values beginning to be influenced by sea level rise

June 22nd, 2018 by Jake Richardson, Clean Technica Single-family homes near sea level in Miami-Dade County are increasing in value at a slower rate than ones at elevation, according to a new research study published in Environmental Research Letters. Titled Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida, the study was conducted by Jesse M Keenan, Thomas Hill, and Anurag Gumber. “This …