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VIDEO: Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime – World Map examples

Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime

Atlas Pro – Some places are more threatened by rising sea levels than others, but in the end we’ll all be paying a price. Alternate titles include: “Where You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate,” “Places You Should Vacation to Before They’re Gone,” and “Oh Man We’re In A Lot Of Trouble On This One Aren’t We?”

Permeable dams prevent coastal erosion and save mangroves in Suriname

Permeable dams prevent land loss and save mangroves in Suriname

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Suriname is aiming to reverse coastal erosion of mangroves countering destructive erosion along the country’s coastline with these permeable dams breaking the waves and trapping sediment and reclaiming land. (Photo: Sieuwnath Naipal)

PARIS, France, Thursday December 10, 2015, IPS – Suriname’s coastline is eroding so quickly scientists predict the country’s maze of mangroves could disappear in just 30 years unless there is urgent action on climate changeContinue reading

Melting ice is Earth’s warning signal – and we cannot ignore it

Melting ice is Earth’s warning signal – and we cannot ignore it

From the Himalayas to the Arctic, the signs of danger are visible

– The Observer, Sunday 25 September 2011Arctic, Greeland

‘Ice is at the cold heart of all our deepest global warming fears.’ Photograph: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace

Ice is the white flag being waved by our planet, under fire from the atmospheric attack being mounted by humanity. From the frosted plains of the Arctic ice pack to the cool blue caverns of the mountain glaciers, the dripping away of frozen water is the most crystal clear of all the Earth’s warning signals.

It relies on neither the painstaking compiling of temperature records back through history nor the devilish complexity of predicting the future with supercomputers. Ice on Earth is simply and unambiguously disappearing. Last week saw the annual summer minimum of the Arctic ice cap, which has now shrunk to the lowest level satellites have ever recorded. The ice at the roof of the human world is faring little better: mountain glaciers are diminishing at accelerating and historic ratesContinue reading

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