Sea Levels Rising at Fastest Rate in 3,000 Years

Tim Radford, Climate News Network | February 23, 2016

Sea levels in the 20th century rose faster than at any time in the last 3,000 years. And in the 21st century, the tides will climb ever higher—by at least 28 cms (11 inches) and possibly by as much as 130 cms (51 inches), according to two new studies.

Human activity is implicated in both studies and although neither delivers a new conclusion, each represents a new approach to studies of sea level rise as a consequence of climate change and each is a confirmation of previous research.

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The Biggest Oil Leak You’ve Never Heard Of, Still Leaking After 12 Years

Tim Donaghy, Greenpeace | February 23, 2016 


Far away from TV cameras and under the radar of the nightly news, oil has been continuously leaking from a damaged production platform located just 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico—causing an oily sheens on the surface that stretch for miles and are visible from space.


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Why Hydropower Is Not ‘Cheap’ or ‘Clean’

Gary Wockner | February 23, 2016 12:29 pm 

The California think-tank Pacific Institute released a report—Impacts of California’s Drought: Hydroelectric Generation 2015 Updateearlier this month that contains significant false and misleading information that could negatively impact California rivers and delay the transition away from dirty energy.

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Will Climate Change Swamp Cartagena?

by Gary Wockner
Jan 12 2016


It’s November 2015 and I’m walking along the streets of Old Town Cartagena, Colombia, just a couple blocks from the Caribbean Sea. It’s supposed to be the rainy season here where it rains almost every day, but it hasn’t rained for two months. Still, there’s a small amount of water running in the gutters in many of these Cartagena streets. I keep looking around to see where the water is coming from – people washing cars? Vendors washing off vegetables? Where is it coming from? It’s in almost every gutter on every street.

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