Warming waters around the world are turning turtles female on a massive scale.
"We are not going to become the first victims of the climate crisis," Mohamed Nasheed told the international conference. "Climate change is a national security issue for us."
Professor David Holland of NYU told Newsweek that the melting "could have a major impact on global sea-level rise over this century and beyond if this loss of East Antarctic ice continues at the present rate."
The pro-fossil fuel U.S. event will take place as world leaders work to cap emissions and prevent "catastrophic" global warming.
In the past few weeks, three significant reports on climate change have been published. But they all underestimate the risks of runaway catastrophic climate change.
It is up to us demand our leaders listen to their own scientific agencies and move to save us, and our children, from climate catastrophe. Now is our moment.
When giant icebergs fracture from their parent shelves, scientists get worried.
Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee said that failing to recognize climate change was "one of the highest derelictions of duty that I've ever seen by a presidential administration: that we should just give up and suffer these losses. It's not very American."
The report comes two years after the Paris Agreement, where nations agreed to try to limit global warming to 1.5℃.
The frequency of more potent storms is growing, but the storms are also slowing down in speed, inundating the ground below.
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"Our action now locks in how the ice will react for centuries and millennia to come," warned the study's author.
The new bill requires the state to use 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2026.
"The sixth mass extinction is taking place at unprecedented speed. But it is not too late to avert the worst," 200 celebrities and scientists said in an open letter.
Biodiversity changes over the next 100 years could be as severe as when the planet emerged from the last ice age.
Patricia Espinosa said this year's extreme weather events "make the evidence clear that climate change is having an impact on the daily lives of people."
The summer of 2018 brought an epidemic of major wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere.
"We don't test the hull of a ship by ramming progressively larger icebergs until we find one that will break it."