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The ongoing rise in greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a rapid, irreversible collapse in an Antarctic ice sheet the size of Mexico, with potentially catastrophic consequences, a study published last week in the journal Nature found.
Extreme temperatures linked to climate change can be expected to cause a significant increase in the number of premature deaths, according to a report released Monday by the Obama administration.
A new report nearly doubles previous predictions for sea level rise if global emissions continue unabated, portending a doomsday scenario for many of the world’s coastal cities.

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04.02.2015 05:52:00 | www.eenews.net
Siberia, one of the world's largest storehouses of frozen greenhouse gases, is melting at a quickened pace. Over the last 7,000 years, winter temperatures in the Siberian permafrost regions have gradually risen, according to new research from German and Russian scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and published in the journal Nature Geoscience. It's a trend that has long been predicted by climate models but never before been proved.

03.02.2015 05:45:00 | Morning Ticker
Scientists are already aware that air temperatures have been steadily rising since the 1800’s, resulting in the rapid melting of glaciers. The weighty glaciers covering Iceland have up until recently been pushing down on the land. Now that the ice is melting, pressure on the ground is being released, and the land is actually rising – at a rate of 1.4 inches per year.

01.02.2015 15:50:00 | MaineToday
North Carolina's coast will see more frequent and more destructive floods at high tide over the next 30 years, several studies say - even on mild, sunny days - as rising sea levels shove the Atlantic Ocean higher onto our shores. A 2014 report from the Union of Concerned Scientists warns that minor tidal flooding will become a near-daily, "incessant," event in the Wilmington area by 2045.

26.01.2015 09:04:00 | My Sinchew
The largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a six-metre (20-foot) rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water, Australian scientists said Monday. The 120-kilometre (74.4 mile) long Totten Glacier, which is more than 30 kilometres wide, had been thought to be in an area untouched by warmer currents.

15.01.2015 07:35:00 | GlacierHub
According to a recent study published in the journal Public Library of Science, glacial melt is taking a backseat in the Himalayas to permafrost melt as a central driver of alpine lake expansion and related environmental hazards. This finding is of great importance to policy-makers and communities, who must prepare for flooding and other hazards which can be caused by the expansion of high-altitude lakes.

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