According to a recent report from the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI), the U.S. will have to spend $416 billion on seawalls in the next 20 years. The cost figure is based on a scenario created by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The CCI also studied thousands of miles of coastline to determine areas that are at risk of being at least 15% underwater by 2040. Seas are estimated to rise up to three feet higher by 2100, as the planet heats up and land-based ice melts.
The temperature in Anchorage, Alaska, soared to 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, shattering the city's all-time record-high temperature by 5 degrees. The previous record of 85 F was set in 1969. It also shattered the daily record of 77 F for July 4, which had stood since 1999.
July 3 (UPI) -- The problem of thawing permafrost is worse than climate scientists thought. New research suggests previous studies have underestimated the rate at which thawing permafrost is releasing carbon into the atmosphere.
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