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Climate Change Watch: Climate Clock, Zombie Fires, Melting Glaciers & More

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Even during these multiple crises, climate change continues apace:

Massive ‘Climate Clock’ Urging Governments to Act Is Unveiled in New York City:
Some advocates kicked off next week’s Climate Week NYC early Saturday by repurposing the Metronome, a famous art installation in Union Square that used to display the time of day, as a massive “Climate Clock” in an effort to pressure governments worldwide to take swift, bold action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and rein in human-caused global heating.
https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-clock-nyc-2020-2647728828.html

Melting Ice Sheets Will Add Over 15 Inches to Global Sea Level Rise By 2100:
If humans continue emitting greenhouse gases at the current pace, global sea levels could rise more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) by 2100, scientists found in a new study. Greenhouse gases emitted by human activity, such as carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to climate change and warming temperatures on planet Earth, studies continue to show. As things heat up, ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melt. A new study by an international team of more than 60 ice, ocean and atmospheric scientists estimates just how much these melting ice sheets will contribute to global sea levels.
https://www.livescience.com/melting-ice-sheets-sea-level-rise-2100.html

Hurricanes and Fires - NASA

Climate Fires and Hurricanes Collide in Shocking NASA Satellite Images:
Smoke meets cyclones in a jarring new series of satellite images posted to NASA’s Earth Observatory website. In the images, which combine recent observations of the United States taken by several different NASA satellites from Sept. 14 to 16, orange-tinted smoke from an immense series of wildfires on the West Coast sails clean across the country to collide with tropical cyclones on the other side.
https://www.livescience.com/smoke-meets-hurricanes-nasa-image.html

Hidden Rivers of Warm Water Threaten Vast Antarctic Glacier:
One of the largest, most unstable glaciers in Antarctica is sliding into the ocean. That’s due, in large part, to hidden rivers of warm water that lubricate its underbelly, more so now than ever in the era of climate change. Now, researchers know what those unseen channels look like.
https://www.livescience.com/thwaites-glacier-hidden-rivers-mapped.html

Zombie Wildfires Are Blazing Through the Arctic, Causing Record Burning:
“Zombie” wildfires that were smoldering beneath the Arctic ice all winter suddenly flared to life this summer when the snow and ice above it melted, new monitoring data reveals. And this year has been the worst for Arctic wildfires on record, since reliable monitoring began 17 years ago. Arctic fires this summer released as much carbon in the first half of July than a nation the size of Cuba or Tunisia does in a year.
https://www.livescience.com/zombie-wildfires-burn-arctic.html

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