Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches
A new study finds that Greenland has more than 120 trillion tons of ice that can be thought of as zombie ice that’s going to raise sea level globally by at least 10 inches. Monday’s study looks at the edges of Greenland’s ice sheet, ice that authors say is starving and dead. It will unavoidably melt and increase sea level rise no matter what else happens with future carbon pollution. That’s because of decades of global warming. 3.3% of Greenland’s ice sheet is not getting replenished from winter snow. Scientists calculated the ratio of area getting new ice to those starved of new ice and figured this much sea level rise is in the pipeline no matter what.
Trump legal team advances broad view of presidential powers
WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly unsealed FBI document about the investigation at Mar-a-Lago not only offers new details about the probe but also reveals clues about the arguments Donald Trump’s legal team intends to make. A May 25 letter from one of his lawyers attached as an exhibit to the search affidavit advances a broad view of executive power, asserting that the commander-in-chief has absolute authority to declassify whatever he wants. It also says the primary law governing the handling of classified information applies to other government officials but not the president. Legal scholars are dubious of the arguments’ effectiveness.
Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 15 dead
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