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US faces climate talks dilemma

US faces climate talks dilemma | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The US faces a dilemma at climate change talks in Qatar, as the final text approves the principle of compensating poorer nations.
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Sea-level rise finally quantified

Sea-level rise finally quantified | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
An international effort of more than 20 polar research groups finally settles the question of how much polar ice melting has added to global sea levels.
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BBC News - Today - Arctic ice: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling

BBC News - Today - Arctic ice: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Preliminary results from a European Space Agency satellite measuring the thickness of Arctic ice suggests it is melting faster than previously thought.
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Sea Level Rise Poses Specific Threat To East Coast Cities

Sea Level Rise Poses Specific Threat To East Coast Cities | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Brace yourselves, East Coasters....

 

Thinking spatially, it's important to remember that not all places will be impacted equally.  Even among coasts, not all spots would receive equal sea level rises when the ocean's systems are dynamic.


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Collin Lewis's comment, August 12, 2012 3:14 PM
I have been to North Carolina and many of the other places mentioned in this article and have seen the damages of the water levels rising. One example of the water rising is a road in North Carolina going to Cape Hatteras that is now completely submerged underwater. There is now a make-shift bridge that runs over the underwater road.
Zach Trafton's comment, August 13, 2012 4:14 PM
I knew that the sea level was rising but I didn't know it was happening so quickly. I think that people living in the hot spot are should take this seriously. When I go to the beach there use to be a lot more beach between the road and ocean. but because of the rising sea level, the land between is becoming shorter and shorter.
Emily Franson's comment, September 2, 2012 3:19 PM
The sea level is rising rapidly and I had no idea how serious it is and how much of an impact it's taking on the world. People living in the hot spot need to realize how serious of a problem this can turn into and that the sea level will have a big effect on the land as time goes by.