×Pending Replies will be live across Kinja on Thursday, August 21. Read more.

The Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Started to Collapse and Nothing Can Stop It

For decades, scientists have feared the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet—a vast swath of ice that could unleash a slow but unstoppable 10-foot rise in sea levels if it melted. So here is today's terrible news: we now know the ice sheet is melting. And there's pretty much nothing we can do about it. » 5/12/14 2:00pm 5/12/14 2:00pm

This Huge Nuclear Waste Dump Will Be Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

A dumping ground for nuclear waste located near the British coast is "virtually certain" to be washed away by rising sea levels, a new report warns. The UK Environment Agency has admitted that constructing the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository so near the coast was a mistake, and that one million cubic meters of… » 4/21/14 9:41am 4/21/14 9:41am

These Iconic Landmarks May Be Underwater Within 2,000 Years

Intellectually, we all know that sea level rise is real—but it's hard to imagine exactly how it'll effect us in the long term. A new study does just that by calculating which UNESCO Heritage Sites are most at-risk for being submerged by the rising tides. The results are devastating. » 3/07/14 10:40am 3/07/14 10:40am