Rising sea levels 'could become overwhelming sooner than previously believed'

Reports that rising sea levels 'could become overwhelming sooner than previously believed' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

The Guardian reports that "the most comprehensive study yet of the accelerating ice melt in Greenland" is to say today that "run-off from this vast northern ice sheet – currently the biggest single source of meltwater adding to the volume of the world’s oceans – is 50 per cent higher than pre-industrial levels and increasing exponentially as a result of manmade global warming".

The Guardian also reports that global carbon emissions "will jump to a record high in 2018, according to a report, dashing hopes a plateau of recent years would be maintained". The paper says that the news "means emissions are heading in the opposite direction to the deep cuts urgently needed".

The Financial Times (subscription) reports that "Terry Morgan has resigned as chairman of Crossrail and HS2, days after it emerged the government was preparing to sack him due to concerns over mounting costs and delays at two of the country’s most expensive infrastructure projects".

The Times (subscription) reports that "banks and financial services companies are looking for more new office space in [the City of London] than at any time since 2015, according to JLL, the property services company". The paper says that the sector "is actively looking for a combined 2.4 million sq ft of office space, 37 per cent of total demand and higher than any other sector".

The Guardian reports that "archaeologists have accused Highways England of accidentally drilling a large hole through a 6,000-year-old structure near Stonehenge during preparatory work for a tunnel". The paper says that the drilling, "which is alleged to have taken place at Blick Mead, around a mile and a half from the world-famous neolithic ring of stones, has enraged archaeologists, who say engineers have dug a three-metre-deep hole (10ft) through a man-made platform of flint and animal bone."

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