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Sea Level Rise

Sea Level 101

Global warming has raised global sea level about 8 inches since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating. Rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges. A Climate Central analysis finds that sea level rise from warming has already doubled the odds of “century” or worse floods over widespread areas of the U.S., and the problem is growing by the decade.These increases threaten an enormous amount of damage. Across the country, nearly 5 million people live in 2.6 million homes at less than 4 feet above high tide — a level lower than the century flood line for most locations analyzed. And compounding this risk, scientists expect roughly 2 to 5 more feet of sea level rise this century — a lot depending upon how much more heat-trapping pollution humanity puts into the sky.

 

Read more on climatecentral.org website

Global Warming

Global Warming: News, Facts, Causes & Effects

Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s climate. There is great debate among many people, and sometimes in the news, on whether global warming is real (some call it a hoax). But climate scientists looking at the data and facts agree the planet is warming. While many view the effects of global warming to be more substantial and more rapidly occurring than others do, the scientific consensus on climatic changes related to global warming is that the average temperature of the Earth has risen between 0.4 and 0.8 °C over the past 100 years.

Read the full article on livescience.com website

Welcome to Earthmoon.org

Welcome to Earthmoon.org

As we look back at earth from the moon we can see that every living thing we know is there. Life on earth is delicate, fragile, and finite. As earth dwellers we are all connected to every other life form, and share the same atmosphere to breathe, and drink the same water. We need to realize that every action has a consequence for ourselves and our environment. We are not only hurting ourselves with poor environmental choices, but we also harm every living being who shares the planet with us. However, every positive choice we make benefits not only ourselves but all of our living brothers and sisters, present and future. The actions of every individual affect the whole planet. There is no place for war, pollution, and selfish use of resources in a sustainable future. We all make a difference that may seem seem small initially, but will have profound effects over time.

Awareness is the Key; And it is as simple as making informed choices.