Greenland ice melting at an expanding pace may begin cooling the North Atlantic and increasing the severity of storms by 2075, said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s.
Sea levels may rise as much as 69 centimeters (27 inches) through 2100 as water temperatures rise, glaciers melt in the Andes and Himalayas and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shed water, European scientists said.
SPG Land Holdings Ltd. said it will sell both a controlling stake in itself and its half interest in Shanghai’s Peninsula hotel, raising $561.5 million to repay bank loans, fund projects and distribute a special dividend.
Greenland is betting that rising mineral production will help cushion the impact of global warming on its fishing industry and boost economic growth in the Arctic island-nation as its pursues independence from Denmark.
Half of the last eight summers in cold regions including parts of Greenland and Russia have been the warmest since 1400, according to a Harvard University study on climate change across high northern latitudes.