If you keep up with climate change news, you see a lot of predictions of what the world will look like twenty years from now, fifty years from now, a century from now.
If we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet. Explore what the world’s new coastlines would look like.
A new website lets people delve into data on the world’s cities.
Continue reading “Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results | The Gazette”
Greenland, the world’s largest island and home to its second largest ice sheet, is a land of ragged cliffs, breathtaking fjords and unimaginable amounts of water on either side of the freezing point. It has also, until now, been something of a mystery.
Continue reading “Hurricane Irma Has Left the Caribbean Brown and Barren – Atlas Obscura”
Winds up to 185 miles per hour stripped trees bare, but the vegetation will gradually return.
Continue reading “China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race – Bloomberg”
China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.
Continue reading “Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years | Ars Technica”
Cost goals met, the DOE is moving on to address grid reliability in solar.
Continue reading “Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before — Quartz”
For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.