By now, we are all familiar with the idea that Polar Bears are disappearing, but a recent image from Kerstin Langenberger Photography of an emaciated bear in the Arctic solidifies what exactly this means.
Nowhere else are the effects of climate change as clearly visible as the Arctic Ocean, because while it may be one of the coldest places on Earth, according to the most recent NOAA report on the region, it’s also warming the fastest.
GR:This article presents a well-balanced discussion of our dire situation and what Trump will add to it. It was first published by YaleEnvironment360. I’m presenting John Pratt’s version here because John took the time to find illustrations.
“I think the argument would go like this: The idea that humans would move quickly enough off coal and oil and gas to salvage the planet’s climate was always a long shot. When I wrote the first book on all of this back in 1989, I interviewed a political scientist who said “it’s the problem from hell,” with so many interests at odds, and so much money invested in the status quo, that it was hard to see a real path forward.
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A recent study released this month posits that global sea levels could rise as much as nine meters over the next century. This number sounds crazy, but here is how researchers reached this conclusion.