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Sea level rise threatens NASA’s launch pads: ‘Retreat is the way to go here’

Sea level rise is threatening the majority of NASA’s launch pads and multi-billion dollar complexes famous for training astronauts and launching historic missions to space, scientists said on Tuesday. From Cape Canaveral in Florida to mission control in Houston, the US space agency is busily building seawalls where possible and…

These stunning photos show what iconic U.S. locations look like after 12 feet of sea level rise

Picture This: U.S. Cities Under 12 feet of Sea Level Rise (via Climate Central) By Climate Central Maps are one way to understand what collapse of West Antarctic glaciers could eventually mean. Photos show it another way. In 2013, Climate Central shared some of its sea level rise mapping data with artist Nickolay Lamm so…

This is what the United States looks like after a 10 foot sea level rise

What Does U.S. Look Like With 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise? (via Climate Central) By Ben Strauss New research indicates that climate change has already triggered an unstoppable decay of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The projected decay will lead to at least 4 feet of accelerating global sea…

‘Point of no return’: NASA says the ice sheet collapse in West Antarctica is ‘unstoppable’

Ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an “unstoppable” pace, scientists said Monday, warning that the discovery holds major consequences for global sea level rise in the coming decades. The speedy melting means that prior calculations of sea level rise worldwide made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

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