Climate change clashing with human speed limit
As the world’s remaining ice melts, sea level rise is going to become a grave problem for every country with a coastline, so you’d think there would be legions of people working on it. There are not.
What holds glaciers back is the friction between the ice and the bottom of the ocean. Warmer ocean currents are eating away at the base of the glaciers and effectively detaching them from the bottom, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay