By Amy SeidlScientists have confirmed that sea levels are likely rising at a faster rate than at any point in twenty-eight centuries because of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. In the coming decades, American coastal cities will be at risk of continual tidal flooding. If emissions keep up, many coastal cities could be abandoned by the twenty-second century. What does this mean for human migration when land grows scarce? In this excerpt from Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming, ecologist Amy Seidl takes a look at the impacts of rising sea levels on human populations in the last century to project the future of our increasingly complicated migration patterns. Read more →
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Get Ready for the People’s Climate March: Five Climate Awareness Titles
September 19, 2014
Just in time for this Sunday's People's Climate March, here are five essential titles that raise awareness about impending climate change. Read more →
A new book about climate change takes the uniquely positive-yet realistic-position that humans and animals can adapt and persist. Read more →
Fred Pearce, Amy Seidl, Cynthia Barnett, and Steven Hawley look at today's most pressing environmental concerns. Read more →