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May 2018

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 74 Issue 3

Volume: 74
Page count: 195
4 May 2018

The basic physics of how global warming contributes to sea-level rise has long been understood, but new research gives us a clearer picture of what to expect. Prior to the 1990s, most sea-level rise was attributed to melting glaciers and the thermal expansion of warming ocean waters.

4 May 2018

When people read about climate change and sea level rise in the average mass-market, general-interest publication, they nearly always see references to “average global sea level rise” – for instance, that the worldwide average sea level rise will be about three feet (or six feet) by the end of th

4 May 2018

If anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are not drastically curtailed within the next two to three decades, sea-level rise will displace tens of millions of people worldwide – and potentially many more – in the latter decades of the current century and the early decades of the next.

4 May 2018

Florida’s Miami-Dade County is extremely vulnerable to rising seas, and its options for adaptation are limited. One of the biggest challenges facing residents of the region is to overcome psychological barriers to climate action.

4 May 2018

As the reality of a carbon-neutral market and future takes form, all available resources will need to be focused upon removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In this regard, no alternative is more promising today than nature-based solutions.

4 May 2018

In 1965, the US Atomic Energy Commission made a fateful decision to license nuclear power plants that, top safety experts believed, had containment structures that were inadequate to contain dangerous releases of radioactivity in the case of core-melting accidents.

Book review

4 May 2018
Book review

You may already know the narrative: All over Terra, ice melts, seas rise, and – more quickly now – the outlines of terra firma itself diminish.

Interview

4 May 2018
Interview

Read this no-holds-barred interview with Helen Caldicott in the May/June issue of the digital magazine. It's free access through June.