Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries

Climate scientists agree that humanity is about to cause an equal or greater rise in sea level, but they have tended to assume that such a large increase would take centuries, at least. The new paper argues that it could happen far more rapidly, with the worst case being several feet of sea-level rise over the next 50 years, followed by increases so precipitous that they would force humanity to beat a hasty retreat from the coasts.

​I really don’t know how to process news like this. 

It’s depressing because I don’t know what I can do about it (save physically moving myself and my family to a city at a higher elevation). I want to do something but my options are limited. 

At the same time I feel defeated knowing that no matter what people do the world is going to change. 

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