Schellnhuber: Unavoidable, Many have to Migrate (~1.4 Billion affected by rising Sea 2060)

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany speaks at the Impacts World 2017 conference. Title: Avoiding the Unmanageable, Managing the Unavoidable: A Slogan Revisited

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Elevated carbon dioxide conditions pose threat for the Monarch butterfly

Milkweed plants from the chambers were fed to hundreds of monarch caterpillars this summer. Milkweed is a monarch caterpillar’s only food, satisfying its nutritional needs while providing an invaluable medicinal boost. The plant’s leaves contain a bitter toxin that helps the insects ward off predators and parasites. But previous work at U-M’s northern Michigan biological…

Water’s Edge the crisis of rising sea levels: Accomack County, Virginia, under siege

As the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores A REUTERS investigation: Analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly, controversial struggles with a relentless foe. From centuries-old fishing communities on Chesapeake Bay to a NASA space center on the Atlantic coast, a Virginia…