Tag: US climate change

Just 20 Inches Could Make a Disastrous Difference

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Half a meter in sea-level rise due to climate change — what damage could that little bit do to a crowded coastline? A lot, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists.

State of the Earth’s Climate 2010: Warmest & Wettest

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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2010 was the Earth’s warmest and wettest year on record — and it’s a taste of what climate change will bring our future, says Conservancy climate scientist Evan Girvetz.

Climate Change Impacts: Now Scarier Than Any Hollywood Thriller

Written by | June 19th, 2009

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For all the doom and gloom forecasts that have dominated climate change warnings, it’s easy to understand why people envision a future when post-apocalyptic survivors struggling to save civilization in a barren world where people battle over scarce food and water supplies. The realities of climate change will probably not be so sensational. But a landmark scientific report issued by the US government this week clearly shows that the impacts will be just as scary.

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