US ignored rising Sea warnings at radar site
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The United States (US) Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn't get in the way. The space Fence is being constructed on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands that the scientists say could be regularly swamped by rising seas within couple of decades as a result of climate change. The salt water could play havoc with the equipment, the scientists say.
US ignored rising Sea warnings at radar site. (2016, October 20). Manila Bulletin, p. B9.
- Manila Bulletin