Tag Archives: Chris Sharples

The awesome challenge of coastal inundation

A significant increase in Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level rise raises the prospect of a 1 metre to 1.8 metre sea level rise within a human lifetime. That should be raising alarm bells among authorities and planners. A giant is stirring to … Continue reading

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The greening of Greenland

The ice of Greenland is melting, and the difference is discernible in our sea levels. [15 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] As a child I’d spend hours studying maps and pondering what lay behind them. I recall being intensely fascinated … Continue reading

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Climate is back on the table

Contrarian efforts notwithstanding, climate will be a significant issue in the coming elections. [23 July 2013 | Peter Boyer] A close reading of the scientific discussion around global warming leaves no doubt that they got the basic physics right over … Continue reading

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