Posts Tagged ‘ NASA ’

West Antarctic ice melt is now ‘unstoppable’: NASA

May 13th, 2014 | By

Glaciers in western Antarctica are melting at an “unstoppable” rate that could cause worldwide sea levels to rise far quicker than previously thought, two groups of scientists said Monday.

Teams of researchers from NASA and the University of California said the ice sheets will continue to retreat for decades or even centuries to come, regardless of any human effort to reduce carbon emissions a primary cause of climate change ’ though warming temperatures could accelerate the process.

Taking Climate Denial to New Extremes

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

This week, three House Republican called for a budget that would “reprioritize NASA” by axing the funding for climate change research. Funding climate research, said one of the elected officials, “undercuts one of NASA’s primary and most important objectives of human spaceflight.”