Loss of the ice caps on Greenland and Antarctica was associated with a dramatic rise in sea level during past glacial cycles
It is the juxtaposition of the land and sea that makes estuaries so productive
More rational coastal zone planning could save vacation home owners a lot of money and save fishermen a livelihood.
Some of the ice sheets lost in Antarctica have been stable for up to 10,000 years; their loss is indicative of a new set of conditions, likely due to human activity.
The current decline in sea ice appears unprecedented during the past 1450 years, and it is likely that the Arctic has not been ice-free in the past 2,000,000 years.
A couple of years ago, North Carolina’s legislature became a laughingstock across the nation by voting to ignore the increasing rise of sea level in setting the rules for development along its coast.