Sea level rise is reducing home values

By PHILIP MARCELO May 14, 2019, Associated press 1 of 4 In this Feb. 15, 2019 photo, real estate agent Tom Saab stands on a oceanfront deck at a condo he developed in Salisbury, Mass. Academic researchers say concerns over rising sea levels and increased flooding are having subtle but significant impacts on coastal property values, finding that climate change concerns …

Greenland melting faster than scientists thought

Ice flows from Helheim Glacier into Sermilik Fjord, in E Greenland April 22, 2019, KTLA Channel 5 Climate change is eliminating giant chunks of ice from Greenland at such a speed that the melt has already made a significant contribution to sea level rise, according to a new study. With global warming, the island will lose much more, threatening coastal …

Hamburg’s Green Roads, bike paths and green space linkages

Joe Bauer, Streetfilms.org, In EUROPE/ TRAVEL  A Look at Cycling Culture in Hamburg, Germany Recently I was in Hamburg, Germany to cover their cycling scene and the car-free story that swept across the internet. Check out more at Streetfilms.org. My interest in traveling to Hamburg, Germany piqued following news early last year that the city would become car-free over the next 15 to 20 years. The distaste …

Indonesia announced it’s planning to move its capital out of Jakarta

Wired: Jakarta Is Sinking. Now Indonesia Has To Find A New Capital, by Matt Simon. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES THIS WEEK, AMID devastating flooding, Indonesia announced it’s planning to move its capital out of Jakarta, which really is nothing new—the country’s first president was talking about it way back in 1957. Part of the problem is extreme congestion, but today the city of more than …

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 …