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New Ocean Measurements Are Bad News
Science

New Ocean Measurements Are Bad News

Oceans are warming up about 40% quicker than recently estimated, researchers state—which just appears to affirm the world's greatest cerebral pain. Distributed Thursday in Science, an audit of late examinations says Ocean temperatures are more in sync with dire climate model simulations than researchers knew. The new estimations affirm that Oceans could warm 1.5 degrees Celsius and rise just about a foot by 2100 from warming alone, with liquefying ice caps including increasingly, Scientific American reports. The examinations depend on a network of floats estimating Ocean temperatures around the globe; the so-called Argo network, created in the mid 2000s, is viewed as superior to the old technique for boats dropping sensors into the Ocean by copper wire, per the New York Times. A fourth ...
Rising Seas May Wipe Florida Off the Map
Science

Rising Seas May Wipe Florida Off the Map

The world may have been warned. But the threats of climate change remain as 64,000 South Florida homes are expected to face constant and chronic flooding in the next 30 years due to rising sea levels, a new study revealed. “In the coming decades, the consequences of rising seas will strain many coastal real estate markets—abruptly or gradually, but some eventually to the point of collapse—with potential reverberations throughout the national economy. And with the inevitability of ever-higher seas, these are not devaluations from which damaged real estate markets will recover,” the study read. The study said that apart from homes, government infrastructure is also at risk. These include roads, bridges, power plants, airports, ports, public buildings, military bases, and other critical...