Sea levels are going to rise by at least 2ft. We can do something about it | Harold R Wanless

To avoid the grimmest outlook posed by warming oceans, we need to extract heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere

The climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realize. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have overheated the Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing punishing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather – that much is widely understood.

The larger problem is that the overheated atmosphere has in turn overheated the oceans, assuring a catastrophic amount of future sea level rise.

Related: The climate emergency is here. The media needs to act like it

Harold R Wanless, a professor of Geography and Regional Studies at University of Miami, was one of Politico’s 50 ‘visionaries who are transforming American politics’ in 2016.

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