Despite popular opinion and calls to action, the Maldives are not being overrun by sea level rise

When somebody mentions “Maldives”, the image above of a tropical paradise often springs to mind. Andy Revkin wrote a story recently about the Maldives  on his NYT Dot Earth blog that provoked quite an email exchange that I was privy to today. Here are some highlights. First the article: Maldives Seeks Carbon Neutrality by 2020…

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Undersea Volcanic Eruption In Tonga

Guest post by Steven Goddard The Washington Post reports today: An undersea volcano erupts off the coast of Tonga, tossing clouds of smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet (meters) into the sky above the South Pacific ocean, Tuesday, March 17, 2009. The eruption was at sea about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the southwest…