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UN climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department

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Patricia Espinosa has been unable to obtain a meeting with the US state department. Photograph: Pablo Porciuncula/AFP/Getty Images

Global governance expert decries ‘snub’ of Patricia Espinosa as Trump administration considers whether to pull out of Paris climate deal

March 3, 2017 — The UN’s climate chief has been unable to secure a meeting with the US state department as Donald Trump’s administration mulls whether to withdraw the US from the international climate effort. Continue reading UN climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department

OMG measurements of Greenland give us a glimpse of future sea rise

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This NASA Earth Observatory file photo taken on September 22, 2016 and observed from the HU-25A Guardian aircraft shows the Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into Johan Petersen Fjord in southeastern Greenland. Photograph: Jeremy Harbeck/AFP/Getty Images

The Oceans Melting Greenland project is taking important measurements to determine how fast sea levels will rise

February 26, 2017 — If you meet a group of climate scientists, and ask them how much sea levels will rise by say the year 2100, you will get a wide range of answers. But, those with most expertise in sea Continue reading OMG measurements of Greenland give us a glimpse of future sea rise

US scientists raise bar for sea level by 2100

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SEA LEVEL RISE. Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

The figures are among the highest ever issued by the US government, and take into account new scientific studies on the disappearing ice cover in Greenland and Antarctica

MIAMI, USA (Jan. 25, 2017) — In the last days of Barack Obama’s administration, US government scientists warned even more sea level rise is expected by century’s end than previously estimated, due to rapid ice sheet melting at the poles. Continue reading US scientists raise bar for sea level by 2100