Sea level rise estimates doubled – SLR

Climate State
Published on Apr 1, 2016

Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney from The Washington Post, recently reported on updated sea level rise projections. Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday.

The main reason? Antarctica. Scientists behind a new study published in the journal Nature used sophisticated computer models to decipher a longstanding riddle about how the massive, mostly uninhabited continent surrendered so much ice during previous warm periods on Earth. They found that similar conditions in the future could lead to monumental and irreversible increases in sea levels.

If high levels of greenhouse gas emissions continue, they concluded, oceans could rise by close to two meters in total (more than six feet) by the end of the century. The melting of ice on Antarctica alone could cause seas to rise more than 15 meters (49 feet) by 2500.

The startling findings paint a far grimmer picture than current consensus predictions, which have suggested that seas could rise by just under a meter at most by the year 2100. Those estimates relied on the notion that expanding ocean waters and the melting of relatively small glacierswould fuel the majority of sea level rise, rather than the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki – The Speech that Silenced the World for 5 Minutes


UPFSI .org
Published on Jul 31, 2017

By republishing this video we honor Severn Cullis-Suzuki, on the 25th anniversary of her speech to the UN’s Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where she was ‘the girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes.’ Her words are as true and meaningful today, or more so, than they were then. To participate in Severn’s 25th Anniversary Rio Remake Project go to severncullissuzuki.com/initiatives. Pass the word.

Wrigley Lecture – Kate Brandt


Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Published on Nov 20, 2017

November 7, 2017 | Kate Brandt is the lead for sustainability at Google. In this talk, Brandt discusses Google’s role in advancing the principles of a circular economy and the innovative opportunities it brings.

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