We've long known that sea level rise caused by global warming would threaten communities along the coasts, but a new study puts a startling figure on the potential damage. Meanwhile, the Hurricane Sandy Task Force releases a report.
On June 17, 2013, NASA's Terra Satellite captured a rare photograph of a clear view of Alaska. While the photo itself is beautiful, the reason for the nearly cloud-free sky has concerning implications for climate change.
If you're wondering why Congress has yet to tackle this global crisis despite overwhelming scientific consensus and ballooning costs of inaction, Think Progress maps which members of Congress deny the realities of global warming.
Just as we saw following Hurricane Sandy, the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma raised the question of whether the storm could be attributed to climate change. Either way, Andrew Revkin notes, this is less important in the short-term.
If it's hard to stop rising water from causing massive damage during a temporary storm surge in a single location, think of how hard it would be to prevent rising sea levels from wreaking havoc all around the world at the same time.