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July 30, 2014

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1:24 PM | colchrishadfield: 21,000 years ago, the ice over Montreal was 3...
colchrishadfield: 21,000 years ago, the ice over Montreal was 3 kilometers thick, and dwarfed the Sears and CN Towers. The land is still rising back up like a sponge from the great weight of the ice. Conditions changing over time. (xkcd) So which one is Winterfell, Toronto or Montreal?

July 07, 2014

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9:22 PM | Greenland melt may have pushed sea level six meters higher in the past
Ocean sediment tells a tale of a smaller ice sheet.

July 05, 2014

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11:12 AM | Who can afford to hold back rising seas?
Though using dikes to protect the world from rising sea levels will generally make economic sense, explains Jochen Hinkel from the Global Climate Forum, poor countries may not have the resources to do so.

Hinkel, J., Lincke, D., Vafeidis, A., Perrette, M., Nicholls, R., Tol, R., Marzeion, B., Fettweis, X., Ionescu, C. & Levermann, A. & (2014). Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (9) 3292-3297. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1222469111

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