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Scientists Say Pace Of Sea Level Rise Has Nearly Tripled Since 1990

"A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2017

"6 Ways U.S. Weakened Climate Change Language in Arctic Declaration"

"The U.S.-edited draft, obtained by InsideClimate News, shows how the Trump administration targeted climate actions. It's a strategy we could see in future meetings." "The day before the Arctic Council met for its biannual ministerial last week, the United States requested six changes to the intergovernmental declaration that was to be issued—each of which weakened the language on climate change."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/19/2017

"Industry Meltdown: Is the Era of Nuclear Power Coming to an End?"

"From Europe to Japan to the U.S., nuclear power is in retreat, as plants are being shuttered, governments move toward renewables, and key companies face financial troubles. Even some of the industry’s biggest boosters believe nuclear is on the way out."

Source: YaleE360, 05/17/2017

Scientists Discover Another Coral Reef Devastated By Global Warming

"As concerns grow over the condition of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which has endured widespread coral bleaching in the past several years, scientists are finding similar damage on reefs all over the world, including in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Now, a recent expedition to the Chagos Archipelago, a collection of at least 60 small islands in the Indian Ocean, has revealed devastating coral bleaching and coral death there, too."

Source: Washington Post, 05/17/2017

Earth Could Cross 1.5 Degree Threshold In Next 15 Years: Scientists

"Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 05/12/2017

"Tillerson Gives Nod At Arctic Meet To Climate Change Action"

"U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. commitments to the pact."

Source: Reuters, 05/12/2017

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