Sea Level Rise is Accelerating

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Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This acceleration has been driven mainly by increased ice melting in Greenland and Antarctica, and it has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100, according to lead author Steve Nerem, a scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the University of Colorado.

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Young Colombians file landmark climate lawsuit

The group of plaintiffs aged 7 to 26 who filed a climate change lawsuit against the Colombian government on Jan. 29, 2018. Photo taken in Bogota, Nov. 25, 2017. Photo courtesy Dejusticia.

A group of young Colombians, one as young as seven, filed a lawsuit against the Colombian government (on Monday 29th Jan 2018) demanding it protect their right to a healthy environment in what campaigners said was the first such action in Latin America.

The lawsuit, filed at a Bogota court, alleges the government's failure to stem rising deforestation in Colombia puts their future in jeopardy and violates their constitutional rights to a healthy environment, life, food and water. Read more »

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