A rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier, which feeds one of the accelerating glaciers on the western Antarctic Peninsula. Credit: NASA/OIB.
Thursday, 26 January 2017
One of the last Obama-era climate reports had a troubling update about the rising seas
The Washington Post
A Mexican beach. PinP photo.
A new report, released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, presents a series of updated estimates for future sea-level rise, both in the United States and worldwide. It suggests that, under extreme future climate change, global sea levels could rise by more than eight feet by the end of the century — one of the highest estimates yet to be presented in a federal report. Details here.