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There are growing fears of an alarming shift in Antarctic sea ice | New Scientist

  2024-03-11 in New Scientist

Antarctic sea ice cover remains far below average levels for the third year in a row, but researchers are uncertain whether this is a permanent shift driven by climate change or part of natural fluctuations

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Ice Melting | Antarctic


$500K Dune Built to Protect Coastal Homes Lasts Just 3 Days

  2024-03-11 in The Daily Beast

The handmade barrier, which used 14,000 tons of sand, quickly crumbled.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Coastal erosion: Expert says moving all cliff homes is unthinkable

  2024-03-10 in The BBC

Some people think the way to combat coastal erosion might be not to move - but to move their house.

  Tagged under: UK | Sea Level


Coastal Cities at High Noon

  2024-03-08 by in Counter Punch

Antarctica, the massive continent of ice, the size of the continental US and Mexico combined, is breaking apart more and more as a recent scientific

  Tagged under: Sea Level


The Oceans We Knew Are Already Gone

  2024-03-07 by in The Atlantic

As far as humanity is concerned, the transformation of our seas is “effectively permanent.”

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Change Impacts | Oceans | Sea Level


The US Buried Nuclear Waste Abroad. Climate Change Could Unearth It

  2024-03-02 in WIRED Magazine

A new report says melting ice sheets and rising seas could disturb waste from US nuclear projects in Greenland and the Marshall Islands.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Sea Level | Greenland | Ice Melting | Nuclear Power


Can we adapt before climate change drowns us? - Frontline

  2024-02-22 in Frontline: The Hindu

Despite rising sea levels, heatwaves, and floods, global efforts to adapt to climate change fall short, leaving vulnerable communities exposed.

  Tagged under: COP29 | COP28 | Sea Level | Heatwaves | Finance


A single Antarctic heatwave or storm can noticeably raise the sea level

  2024-02-20 by in The Conversation

To narrow our predictions of global sea level rise, we need to know more about these sudden ‘non-linear’ changes to ice sheets.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet

  2024-02-13 in The Guardian

Research shows there has been a near-quadrupling across Greenland of methane-producing wetlands

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Wetlands | Sea Level


Extreme Climate Impacts From Collapse of a Key Atlantic Ocean Current Could be Worse Than Expected, a New Study Warns - Inside Climate News

  2024-02-09 by in Inside Climate News

Disruption of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current could freeze Europe, scorch the tropics and increase sea level rise in the North Atlantic. The tipping point may be closer than predicted in the IPCC’s latest assessment.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level | Collapse | Tipping Points


Scientists drilled an ice core from Antarctica and were alarmed by what they found | CNN

  2024-02-08 by in CNN International

Evidence from a 2,000-foot-long ice core shows rapid past melting — a stark warning for potential sea level rise as temperatures soar

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level | Collapse


Climate change: London is underprepared for extreme weather

  2024-01-17 in The BBC

The capital is at risk from rising sea levels, flooding, heat, drought and wildfires, a report says.

  Tagged under: Drought | Sea Level | Wildfires


Check for flooding in England - GOV.UK

  2024-01-05 (or before) in Check for flooding in England - GOV.UK

View current flood warnings and alerts for England and the national flood forecast for the next 5 days. Also check river, sea, groundwater and rainfall levels.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Sea Level


Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps -- a global screening tool by Climate Central

  2023-12-01 (or before) in Climate Central - Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps

Interactive global map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Dr. James E. Hansen in Conversation with Paul Beckwith

  2023-11-27 (or before) in YouTube

Dr. James Hansen, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, joins Paul...

  Tagged under: Earth Energy Imbalance | El Niño | Sea Level


Earth facing dire sea level rise — up to 20m — even if climate goals met - National | Globalnews.ca

  2023-11-17 in Global News Canada

Time is running out to prevent sea levels from rising to dangerous levels, which could displace hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas, a report warns.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Significant West Antarctic Cooling in the Past Two Decades Driven by Tropical Pacific Forcing

  2023-11-07 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract During the second half of the twentieth century, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has undergone significant warming at more than twice the global mean and thus is regarded as one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. However, a reversal of this trend was observed in the 1990s, resulting in regional cooling. In particular, during 1999–2018, the observed annual average surface air temperature had decreased at a statistically significant rate, with the strongest cooling in austral spring. The spring cooling correlates significantly with the second leading modes (EOF2) derived from empirical orthogonal func...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Sea Level


Thousands of homeowners could be forced to abandon coastal properties under new national policies

  2023-10-31 in Irish Independent

Thousands of homeowners and businesses could have to abandon their properties in coming decades under national policies to deal with rising sea level and major coastal change.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


A hidden feedback loop under Antarctica’s glaciers could accelerate sea level rise, scientists find | CNN

  2023-10-27 by in CNN International

Glaciers in East Antarctica will lose more ice in the future than previously thought, scientists reported Friday, in an alarming feedback loop where glacier meltwater is triggering even more ice loss as the planet warms.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Rapid ice melt in west Antarctica now inevitable, research shows

  2023-10-23 in The Guardian

Sea level will be driven up no matter how much carbon emissions are cut, putting coastal cities in danger

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Saltwater threat to Louisiana drinking water to grow across US, experts warn

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Louisiana residents face crisis as seawater penetrates low-lying Mississippi but scientists say other coastal cities likely to be affected over time

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Louisiana | Sea Level


Antarctic sea ice shrinks to lowest annual maximum level on record, data shows

  2023-09-26 in The Guardian

Scientists fear global heating may have shifted region into new era of disappearing ice with far-reaching consequences

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Climate action must respond to extreme weather driving health crisis, says WHO

  2023-09-19 in The Guardian

Melting ice caps and rising sea levels are urgent but people care more about the floods, wildfires and droughts that are here now, New York summit hears

  Tagged under: COP28 | Libya | Drought | Africa | Ice Melting | Sea Level | Health | Middle East | Wildfires


Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms: Evidence from Paleoclimate Data, Climate Modeling, and Modern Observations that 2°C Global Warming is Highly Dangerous

  2023-09-18 (or before) in ResearchGate

PDF | Abstract. There is evidence of ice melt, sea level rise to +5-9 meters, and extreme storms in the prior interglacial period that was less than 1°C... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Sea Level


Small island nations take high-emitting countries to court to protect the ocean

  2023-09-10 in The Guardian

Countries threatened by rising sea levels are asking a tribunal to decide on responsibility for pollution of the marine environment

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Antarctica warming much faster than models predicted in ‘deeply concerning’ sign for sea levels

  2023-09-07 in The Guardian

Study finds ‘direct evidence’ of polar amplification on continent as scientists warn of implications of ice loss

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


‘Adapt or die’: Hellscape coming for Australia

  2023-09-05 (or before) in news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

We can’t avoid natural disasters. And they’re happening more often and with greater intensity. Now Australia is being warned it can only keep its people safe by preparing for the worst – and not just patching things up afterwards.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Extreme Weather | Forest Fires | Sea Level | Health | Trees


Aerosol geoengineering will not stop Antarctic ice sheet from melting, simulations suggest – Physics World

  2023-08-31 in Home – Physics World

Emissions reduction is the only way to avoid catastrophic sea-level rise

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Geoengineering | Ice Melting | Sea Level


The Global Drivers of Chronic Coastal Flood Hazards Under Sea‐Level Rise

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

  Tagged under: Sea Level


The Ocean Has a Fever

  2023-08-27 (or before) in NASA Earth Observatory

Decades of gradual warming due to human-caused climate change and an El Niño in the Pacific Ocean nudged global sea surface temperatures to record levels in 2023.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Sea Level


Indonesia’s tropical Eternity Glaciers could vanish within years, experts say

  2023-08-25 in The Guardian

El Niño weather pattern could accelerate melting, leading to sea level rise

  Tagged under: El Niño | Sea Level | Indonesia


Misreading the Bengal Delta | University of Washington

  2023-08-18 (or before) in University of Washington

Perilously close to sea level and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for climate change adaptation. Yet, to what extent do adaptation projects address local needs and concerns? Combining environmental history and ethnographic fieldwork with development professionals, rural farmers, and landless women, *Misreading the Bengal Delta* critiques development narratives of Bangladesh as a “climate change victim.” It examines how development actors repackage colonial-era modernizing projects, which have caused severe environmental effects, as clim...

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Flooding | Sea Level | Health | Women and Children | Finance


Revisiting the global hydrological cycle: is it intensifying?

  2023-08-15 (or before) in HESS - Recent

Abstract. As a result of technological advances in monitoring atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere, as well as in data management and processing, several databases have become freely available. These can be exploited in revisiting the global hydrological cycle with the aim, on the one hand, to better quantify it and, on the other hand, to test the established climatological hypotheses according to which the hydrological cycle should be intensifying because of global warming. By processing the information from gridded ground observations, satellite data and reanalyses, it turns out that the established hypotheses are...

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level | Electricity Grid


Is the climate crisis finally catching up with Antarctica? Finding the answer has never been more pressing | Andrew Meijers

  2023-08-07 in The Guardian

Our inability to confidently predict sea level rise between an extremely challenging two metres and a civilisation-ending 10 metres is an exemplar of the problem facing researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


Antarctic sea ice levels dive in 'five-sigma event', as experts flag worsening consequences for planet - ABC News

  2023-07-25 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Antarctic sea ice has usually been able to recover in winter. But this time it's different, with levels taking a sharp downward turn at a time of year when sea ice usually forms reliably — and experts are worried.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


Long-lost Greenland ice core suggests potential for disastrous sea level rise | CNN

  2023-07-20 by in CNN

A recently-discovered ice core taken from beneath Greenland’s ice sheet decades ago reveals that much of the country was ice-free around 400,000 years ago – an alarming finding that could have disastrous implications for sea level rise.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


How fast are the seas rising? » Yale Climate Connections

  2023-07-12 by in Yale Climate Connections

Global sea level has risen 6.7 inches (170 mm) over the past 100 years, and by about 11 inches (280 mm) along the shores of the contiguous U.S. The rise has accelerated, and is now more than double the rate observed in the 20th century.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Canada wildfire season is now the worst on record - BBC News

  2023-06-28 (or before) in BBC

The wildfires have also produced record levels of carbon emissions, with the smoke reaching Europe.

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Wildfires


Mountain Glaciers Hold Less Ice Than Previously Thought — It's A Concern For Future Water Supplies But A Drop In The Bucket For Sea Level Rise

  2023-06-25 (or before) in wateronline.com

<p>Mountain glaciers are essential water sources for nearly a quarter of the global population. But figuring out just how much ice they hold &mdash; and how much water will be available as glaciers shrink in a warming world &mdash; has been notoriously difficult. In a new study, scientists mapped the speed of over 200,000 glaciers to get closer to an answer.</p>

  Tagged under: Sea Level


The sudden warming of Britain’s seas will tear through ocean life like a wildfire | Philip Hoare

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

What happens when the chill of our seas turns to a soupy stew? Fragile ecosystems will be destroyed and food sources for wildlife will disappear, says author Philip Hoare

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Sea Level


Sea Level | NASA Global Climate Change

  2023-06-19 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Catch-22: Scientific communication failures linked to faster-rising seas

  2023-06-19 in The Hill

Scientists failed for decades to communicate the coming risks of rapid sea-level rise to policymakers and the public, a new study has found. That has created a climate catch-22 in which scientists …

  Tagged under: Sea Level


No swimming, no surfing: how a summer of sewage is ruining the British seaside day out

  2023-06-18 in The Guardian

Red flags are going up on beaches from Scarborough to Whitstable as pollution levels soar and businesses are forced to close due to sewage discharges

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


We’ve pumped so much groundwater that we’ve nudged the Earth's spin

  2023-06-17 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences

  AGU press contact: Rebecca Dzombak, news@agu.org (UTC-4 hours) Contact information for the researchers: Ki-Weon Seo, Seoul National University, seokiweon@snu.ac.kr (UTC+9 hours) WASHINGTON — By pumping water out of the ground and moving it elsewhere, humans have shifted such a large mass of water that the Earth tilted nearly 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) east between 1993 and 2010 alone, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, AGU’s journal for short-format, high-impact research with implications spanning the Earth and space sciences. Based on climate models, scientists previously es...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas | Net Zero | Sea Level


Antarctic tipping points: the irreversible changes to come if we fail to keep warming below 2℃

  2023-06-13 by in The Conversation

We are on a trajectory that takes Earth across thresholds humans have never experienced, into a climate where Antarctica’s ice shelves can no longer exist, leading to several metres of sea-level rise.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level | Tipping Points


World has lost battle to stop glaciers melting and sea level rising, UN meteorological chief says

  2023-06-09 (or before) in Sky News

"We have lost this glacier melting game and sea level rise game," Professor Petteri Taalas tells Sky News.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


High levels of drugs found in sea off south England coast

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

Study says marine life being harmed by prescription and recreational drugs in wastewater

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Climate Code Red: James Hansen’s new climate bomb: Are today’s greenhouse gas levels enough to raise sea levels by 60+ metres?

  2023-06-06 (or before) in Climate Code Red

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Antarctic alarm bells: observations reveal deep ocean currents are slowing earlier than predicted

  2023-05-25 by in The Conversation

Scientists have detected a 30% slowdown of the deep ocean currents that form in Antarctica, with profound consequences for Earth’s climate, sea level and marine life.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


NASA Sea Level Change Portal

  2023-05-22 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Why rising sea levels pose existential threat to the Bahamas – extract

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

In her new book, Christina Gerhardt explains why the Caribbean island group faces such huge risks from climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Caribbean


Global Ocean Heat and Salt Content - Seasonal, Yearly, and Pentadal Fields

  2023-05-16 (or before) by in National Centers for Environmental Information

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Oceans have been absorbing the world’s extra heat. But there’s a huge payback

  2023-05-14 in The Guardian

Record sea surface temperatures suggest the Earth is headed for ‘uncharted territory’ in terms of sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Melt rates in the kilometer-size grounding zone of Petermann Glacier, Greenland, before and during a retreat | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-05-13 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Warming of the ocean waters surrounding Greenland plays a major role in driving glacier retreat and the contribution of glaciers to sea level rise....

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Two Weeks to Stop the Dump and Tell UK Government To Get the Hell Off the Nukiller Ride

  2023-05-12 in RADIATION FREE LAKELAND – No Geological Nuclear Dump Under the Irish Sea, Cumbria or Anywhere

Beyond Time To Get Off the Nukiller Ride (photo credit: Wendelin Jacober) Please write with your objection to the Government plan to dump very HOT High Level Radioactive wastes under the seabed &#8…

  Tagged under: Sea Level


As Ocean Oxygen Levels Dip, Fish Face an Uncertain Future

  2023-05-11 (or before) in Yale E360

Global warming not only increases ocean temperatures, it triggers a cascade of effects that are stripping the seas of oxygen. Fish are already moving to new waters in search of oxygen, and scientists are warning of the long-term threat to fish species and marine ecosystems.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Sea Level


UCI, NASA JPL researchers discover a cause of rapid ice melting in Greenland

  2023-05-08 in UCI News – Releases, features, advisories, briefs and coverage regarding UC Irvine

Study suggests extent of future sea level rise could be vastly underestimated

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level


Sea Level Changes Affect Seismicity Rates in a Hydrothermal System Near Istanbul

  2023-04-26 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract Small stress changes such as those from sea level fluctuations can be large enough to trigger earthquakes. If small and large earthquakes initiate similarly, high-resolution catalogs with ...

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Accelerating melt of ice sheets now 'unmistakable' - BBC News

  2023-04-20 (or before) in The BBC

Greenland and Antarctica are increasing their contribution to the annual rise in global sea levels.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Disturbing Sea Level Studies

  2023-04-14 by in Counter Punch

For decades, climate scientists have been sounding the alarm that unless the nations of the world stop emitting greenhouse gases global warming will bring

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Article removed: North Sea oil spills exceed safe level - activists - BBC News

  2023-04-13 (or before) in The BBC

Data and satellite images show oil spills over five years that threaten species like orca whales.

  Tagged under: Activism | Whales and Dolphins | Sea Level


Ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres a day, far faster than feared, study finds

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Sediments from the last ice age provide a ‘warning from the past’ for Antarctica and sea level rise today, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Sea Level | Collapse


The perfect storm: the US city where rising sea levels and racism collide

  2023-04-04 in The Guardian

Cross-currents of denialism, boosterism, broken governance systems and deep-seated racism will meet with rapidly accelerating sea level rise

  Tagged under: Sea Level


The influence of emissions scenarios on future Antarctic ice loss is unlikely to emerge this century - Communications Earth & Environment

  2023-04-03 (or before) in Nature

The Antarctic Ice Sheet’s sea-level contribution in a high-emissions scenario is indistinguishable from that in a low-emissions scenario for the next century, but its long-term contribution depends on warming this century, according to ice sheet simulations and an emulator-based analysis.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


US allergy season starting earlier due to global temperature rising, scientists say

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Trend sees higher pollen levels and worsened allergy and asthma symptoms, though reduction in carbon emissions could reverse it

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level | Health


‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

With the continent holding enough ice to raise sea levels by many metres if it was to melt, polar scientists are scrambling for answers

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


‘Extreme situation’: Antarctic sea ice hits record low

  2023-02-15 in The Guardian

Sea ice helps protect glaciers and ice caps that would cause massive sea level rise when lost, scientists warn

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Antarctic | Sea Level


Rising seas threaten ‘mass exodus on a biblical scale’, UN chief warns

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

António Guterres calls for urgent action as climate-driven rise brings ‘torrent of trouble’ to almost a billion people

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Twice as Much Land in Developing Nations Will be Swamped by Rising Seas than Previously Projected, New Research Shows - Inside Climate News

  2023-02-07 by in Inside Climate News

Rising seas will swamp farmlands, pollute water supplies and displace millions of people much sooner than expected, scientists said last week, as they released new research that accurately calculates the vulnerability of coastal areas, especially in developing countries that have not had access to expensive coastal mapping technologies. Sea level rise keeps speeding up, and […]

  Tagged under: Farming | Sea Level


Mechanism of ozone loss under enhanced water vapour conditions in the mid-latitude lower stratosphere in summer

  2023-02-01 (or before) in ACP - Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Abstract. Water vapour convectively injected into the mid-latitude lowermost stratosphere could affect stratospheric ozone. The associated potential ozone loss process requires low temperatures together with elevated water vapour mixing ratios. Since this ozone loss is initiated by heterogeneous chlorine activation on liquid aerosols, an increase in sulfate aerosol surface area due to a volcanic eruption or geoengineering could increase the likelihood of its occurrence. However, the chemical mechanism of this ozone loss process has not yet been analysed in sufficient detail and its sensitivity to various conditions is not yet cl...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Texas | Geoengineering | Sea Level


What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia


Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps -- a global screening tool by Climate Central

  2023-01-29 (or before) in Climate Central - Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps

Interactive global map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

  2023-01-23 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

This source accounts for about 10% of all the water that enters this highly productive farmland, including rivers and rain.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Sea Level


Coastal residents fear ‘hideous’ seawalls will block waterfront views

  2023-01-13 in The Guardian

Aesthetics and social inequity are cause for concern as locals grapple with proposals to protect cities from climate change

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Sea Level


Is it feasible to publicly fund the global energy transition?

  2023-01-10 (or before) by in policytensor.substack.com

The hockey stick of doom is the graph of the stock of atmospheric carbon that governs the degree of planetary warming. The system of dynamic equations that govern the stock of atmospheric carbon, global temperatures, ice sheet cover, and sea levels describe the earth’s self-regulatory system since the origin of life on our planet — we just discovered them in the twentieth century. They are expected to work the same way on any planet with carbon, oxygen, water and organic life. What fossil modernity has done is dramatically accelerate the accumulation of carbon in the atmosphere, leading to anthropogenic climate forci...

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Ready for Sea Level Rise? | Hakai Magazine

  2023-01-04 (or before) by in Hakai Magazine

As shorelines creep inland and storms worsen, nuclear reactors around the world face new challenges.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Sea Level


Subsea Methane Hydrates: Origin and Monitoring the Impacts of Global Warming

  2022-11-23 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

The East Siberian Arctic shelf is the area where the largest natural gas reserves are concentrated. The formation of permafrost of the Arctic shelf during the Ice Age contributed to the emergence of a zone of stable existence of gas hydrates in the sedimentary layer, and subsequent flooding of the shelf led to its gradual degradation, the thawing of gas hydrates and the subsequent emissions of methane into the atmosphere. In the first part of the paper, we use mathematical modeling to study the processes of the formation of subsea permafrost on the Arctic shelf considering changes in the sea levels over the past 200 thousand yea...

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Permafrost | Methane | Arctic | Russia


Interactive Map Shows UK Areas That Will be Underwater if Sea Levels Keep Rising

  2022-11-11 in Country Decor, Craft Ideas, Comfort Food, and Antique Appraisals - Country Living Magazine

Some places could be completely submerged by 2050

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Who should pay for a warming planet?

  2022-11-11 (or before) in YouTube

Campaigners who believe world leaders are not doing enough to combat climate change are taking matters into their own hands—and suing governments and fossil-...

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change | Sea Level


World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns

  2022-11-07 in The Guardian

The dramatic vanishing of polar ice sheets will cause catastrophic sea level rise that will threaten cities, according to a major new study

  Tagged under: Arctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


AGU Chapman Conference -- Climate Science: Richard Alley

  2022-10-28 (or before) in YouTube

AGU Chapman Conference on Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future08 June 2013 — 13 June 2013, Granby, CO, USAPresenter: Richard AlleySun...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Young people's burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions

  2022-10-22 (or before) in ESD

Abstract. Global temperature is a fundamental climate metric highly correlated with sea level, which implies that keeping shorelines near their present location requires keeping global temperature within or close to its preindustrial Holocene range. However, global temperature excluding short-term variability now exceeds +1 °C relative to the 1880–1920 mean and annual 2016 global temperature was almost +1.3 °C. We show that global temperature has risen well out of the Holocene range and Earth is now as warm as it was during the prior (Eemian) interglacial period, when sea level reached 6&ndash...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


Arctic System Collapse? Devastating new research.

  2022-09-19 (or before) in YouTube

The arctic region is a key driver of global climate patterns. In the summer of 2022, three peer reviewed research papers were published, all of which showed ...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Ice Melting | Sea Level | Collapse


'Doomsday glacier,' which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on 'by its fingernails,' scientists say | CNN

  2022-09-05 by in CNN

The Thwaites “doomsday” glacier is eroding along its underwater base. Scientists now say it has the capability of retreating much faster than it has in the past decade.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


“Zombie Ice”: Greenland’s Melting Glacier to Raise Sea Levels Nearly 1 Foot, Double Previous Estimate

  2022-09-04 (or before) in Democracy Now!

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level


Major sea-level rise caused by melting of Greenland ice cap is ‘now inevitable’

  2022-08-29 in The Guardian

Loss will contribute a minimum rise of 27cm regardless of what climate action is taken, scientists discover

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Antarctica's ice shelves could be melting faster than we thought

  2022-08-14 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A new model developed by Caltech and JPL researchers suggests that Antarctica's ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate, which could eventually contribute to more rapid sea level rise. The model accounts for an often-overlooked narrow ocean current along the Antarctic coast and simulates how rapidly flowing freshwater, melted from the ice shelves, can trap dense warm ocean water at the base of the ice, causing it to warm and melt even more.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Lake Mead Water Level

  2022-08-13 (or before) by in mead.uslakes.info

Lake Mead Water Level including historical chart

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Arctic sea ice loss could trigger huge levels of extra global warming | New Scientist

  2022-07-25 (or before) in New Scientist

Arctic sea ice vanishing in summers by 2050 could trigger 0.19°C of extra global warming – almost enough to wipe out any savings from China going carbon neutral

  Tagged under: Arctic | Sea Level


Seagrass on the brink: Decline of threatened seagrass Posidonia australis continues following protection

  2022-07-19 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Seagrasses are in decline globally due to sustained pressure from coastal development, water quality declines and the ongoing threat from climate change. The result of this decline has been a change in coastal productivity, a reduction in critical fisheries habitat and increased erosion. Attempts to slow this decline have included legislative protection of habitat and direct restoration efforts. Monitoring the success of these approaches requires tracking changes in the abundance of seagrasses, but such monitoring is frequently conducted at either too coarse a spatial scale, or too infrequently to adequately detect changes withi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fish | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?

  2022-06-16 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The rate of change since the mid-20th century is unprecedented over millennia.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Sea Level


Climate-Proofing Management Research | Academy of Management Perspectives

  2022-06-04 (or before) in journals.aom.org

Climate change presents a variety of doomsday scenarios for human society, including more extreme and frequent storms, droughts, heatwaves and fires, the heating and acidification of oceans, rising sea levels, biodiversity decline, food shortages, as well as exacerbating geopolitical tensions and conflicts. While many corporations and communities are already anticipating and planning for various climate impacts, we argue that much management research is in denial of the profound consequences of a worsening climate crisis. This is evident in the relative neglect of climate change in our research and teaching and we argue reflects...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Drought | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Four key climate change indicators break records in 2021

  2022-05-17 in World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, 18 May 2022 (WMO) - Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean, and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for sustainable development and ecosystems, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level


Sea Level to Rise up to a Foot by 2050, Interagency Report Finds

  2022-02-16 (or before) in NASA

NASA, NOAA, USGS, and other U.S. government agencies project that the rise in ocean height in the next 30 years could equal the total rise seen over the past 100 years.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Death and decimation: Whitby devastated by declining marine life

  2022-02-10 in The Guardian

Unprecedented levels of crabs, lobsters, coral and sea birds are dying on north-east coast

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Coral Reefs | Sea Level


Dire future etched in the past: CO2 at 3-million year-old levels

  2022-01-14 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere—at its highest level in three million years—is poised to lock in dramatic temperature and sea level rises over a timescale of centuries, scientists warned this week.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Australia soars to 50 degrees for first time this century

  2022-01-14 (or before) in Weather Zone Australia

Temperatures of 50°C or higher have been recorded in at least two locations in the northwest of Western Australia this Thursday, January 13, 2022, with a high of 50.5°C at Roebourne Airport. This was the first time this century that any Australian location has reached the 50-degree mark. The 50.5°C reading was the equal second-hottest Australian temperature ever recorded. The 50.5°C equalled the hottest temp ever recorded in the state of Western Australia. The 50.5°C reading came within 0.2°C of the all-time Australian record, which was 50.7°C at Oodnadatta (SA) in January 1960. ...

  Tagged under: Sea Level


The Ocean Race discovers microfibres are rife in Europe’s seas

  2021-12-30 (or before) by in theoceanrace.com

* Microfibres were found in every sample taken by sailors this summer * The Baltic Sea was found to have the highest levels of microplastics in Europe, double the amount in the Mediterranean * The impact of the climate crisis on Europe’s seas was also measured

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Sea Level


No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in ‘clean’ air

  2021-12-21 in The Guardian

Microplastics from Africa and North America found airborne in French Pyrenees, 2,877 metres above sea level

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Africa | Sea Level | France


Climate sensitivity, sea level and atmospheric carbon dioxide | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

  2021-11-12 (or before) in Royal Society Publishing

Cenozoic temperature, sea level and CO2 covariations provide insights into climate sensitivity to external forcings and sea-level sensitivity to climate change. Climate sensitivity depends on the initial climate state, but potentially can be accurately ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Track Sea-level Changes Anywhere with NASA's New SEA Tool

  2021-11-10 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

NASA's new SEA tool provides a snapshot of sea-level change for locations around the planet with just a click.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism


Greenland's ice sheet is melting so fast, it's raising sea levels and creating global flood risk

  2021-11-04 (or before) in USA Today

The second-largest ice sheet in the world has lost 3.5 trillion tons of ice in the past decade, and more could be in store by the end of the century.

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level


Picturing Our Future - Climate Central

  2021-10-19 (or before) in picturing.climatecentral.org

Climate and energy choices this decade will influence how high sea levels rise for hundreds of years. Which future will we choose?

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Sea level rise matches worst-case scenario

  2021-10-19 (or before) by in University of Leeds

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8 cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate warming scenarios.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The rate of change since the mid-20th century is unprecedented over millennia.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability


Climate effects on US infrastructure: the economics of adaptation for rail, roads, and coastal development - Climatic Change

  2021-08-20 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, and coastal storms will likely increase the vulnerability of infrastructure across the USA. Using models that analyze vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation, this paper estimates impacts to railroad, roads, and coastal properties under three infrastructure management response scenarios: No Adaptation; Reactive Adaptation, and Proactive Adaptation. Comparing damages under each of these potential responses provides strong support for facilitating effective adaptation in these three sectors. Under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario and without adaptation, overall costs are pro...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trains


Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps -- a global screening tool by Climate Central

  2021-08-19 (or before) in Climate Central - Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps

Interactive global map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


New Research Explores the Costs of Climate Tipping Points, and How They Could Compound One Another - Inside Climate News

  2021-08-16 in Inside Climate News

Calculating the future cost of global warming is one of society’s most urgent challenges. And that math will depend on the speed of major shifts in Earth’s climate system, like the complete loss of summer Arctic sea ice or the disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which could raise sea level much faster and […]

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Arctic | Antarctic | Sea Level


Heat stored in the Earth system: where does the energy go?

  2021-08-08 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> Human-induced atmospheric composition changes cause a radiative imbalance at the top of the atmosphere which is driving global warming. This Earth energy imbalance (EEI) is the most critical number defining the prospects for continued global warming and climate change. Understanding the heat gain of the Earth system – and particularly how much and where the heat is distributed – is fundamental to understanding how this affects warming ocean, atmosphere and land; rising surface temperature; sea level; and loss of grounded and floating i...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance | Ice Melting | Sea Level


On avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system: Formidable challenges ahead

  2021-07-04 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The observed increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) since the preindustrial era has most likely committed the world to a warming of 2.4°C (1.4°C to 4.3°C) above the preindustrial surface temperatures. The committed warming is inferred from the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates of the greenhouse forcing and climate sensitivity. The estimated warming of 2.4°C is the equilibrium warming above preindustrial temperatures that the world will observe even if GHG concentrations are held fixed at their 2005 concentration levels but without any other anthropogenic forc...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Mitigation | Tipping Points


‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise

  2021-06-24 in The Guardian

Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level | Florida


Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds

  2021-06-04 in The Guardian

Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Sea Level


The future sea-level contribution of the Greenland ice sheet: a multi-model ensemble study of ISMIP6

  2021-05-17 (or before) in TC - Recent

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> The Greenland ice sheet is one of the largest contributors to global mean sea-level rise today and is expected to continue to lose mass as the Arctic continues to warm. The two predominant mass loss mechanisms are increased surface meltwater run-off and mass loss associated with the retreat of marine-terminating outlet glaciers. In this paper we use a large ensemble of Greenland ice sheet models forced by output from a representative subset of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) global climate models to project ice sheet changes and ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Sea Level


Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study

  2021-05-17 in The Guardian

Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Sea Level


The Paris Climate Agreement and future sea-level rise from Antarctica - Nature

  2021-05-05 (or before) in Nature

An observationally calibrated ice sheet–shelf model suggests that global warming of 3 °C will trigger rapid Antarctic ice loss, contributing about 0.5 cm per year of sea-level rise by 2100.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Extreme Temperature Diary- Saturday April 18th, 2021/ Main Topic: One Of The First Effects Of Sea Level Rise…Ghost Forests – Guy On Climate

  2021-04-18 (or before) in Guy On Climate

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Trees


Scientists need to face both facts and feelings when dealing with the climate crisis | Kimberly Nicholas

  2021-03-24 in The Guardian

I was taught to use my head, not my heart. But acknowledging sadness at what is lost can help us safeguard the future, says professor of sustainability science Kimberly Nicholas

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Sea Level | Health | Sustainability


Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2021-03-08 in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise up to four times faster than the global average – according to new research from the University

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts


Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Sea Level


Likely weakening of the Florida Current during the past century revealed by sea-level observations - Nature Communications

  2021-02-25 (or before) in Nature

Understanding trends in ocean circulation and dynamics is hampered by a lack of long-term records. Here the author uses probabilistic reanalysis of available data to show that transport by the Florida Current has declined over the past 110 years, indicating a slowdown of Atlantic Ocean circulation.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level | Florida


The Terrifying Warning Lurking in the Earth’s Ancient Rock Record

  2021-02-06 (or before) by in The Atlantic

Our climate models could be missing something big.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Rainforests | Arctic | Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise - Inside Climate News

  2021-01-26 in Inside Climate News

From the polar caps to the glaciers of Europe, Asia and South America, global warming is melting the planet’s ice faster than ever and speeding the inundation of the world’s coastlines. New research shows the annual melt rate grew from 0.8 trillion tons in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tons by 2017, and has accelerated […]

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Maui Has Begun the Process of Managed Retreat. It Wants Big Oil to Pay the Cost of Sea Level Rise. - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-14 in Inside Climate News

With nearly 300 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian islands that make up Maui County face the threat of sea level rise from all sides. It’s that assault that has formed the foundation of a lawsuit Maui filed this week against 20 fossil fuel companies seeking compensation for the rising costs of climate change. The lawsuit […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


New studies confirm weakening of the Gulf Stream circulation (AMOC)

  2020-09-17 in RealClimate

Many of the earlier predictions of climate research have now become reality. The world is getting warmer, sea levels are rising faster and faster, and more frequent heat waves, extreme rainfall, devastating wildfires and more severe tropical storms are affecting many millions of people. Now there is growing evidence that another climate forecast is already coming true: the Gulf Stream system in the Atlantic is apparently weakening, with consequences for Europe too. ...

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Wildfires | Predictions | Sea Level


CO2 levels and mass extinction events - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

  2020-09-17 (or before) in John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

The chart below is adapted from a similar graph in Dr. Peter Ward’s book, “Under a Green Sky.” It simply plots all the mass extinction events of the last 500 million years against the best estimate of carbon dioxide levels (CO2) at the time. According to his analysis all major extinctions occurred when CO2 levels,

  Tagged under: Sea Level


New studies confirm weakening of the Gulf Stream circulation (AMOC)

  2020-09-17 in RealClimate

Many of the earlier predictions of climate research have now become reality. The world is getting warmer, sea levels are rising faster and faster, and more frequent heat waves, extreme rainfall, devastating wildfires and more severe tropical storms are affecting many millions of people. Now there is growing evidence that another climate forecast is already coming true: the Gulf Stream system in the Atlantic is apparently weakening, with consequences for Europe too. ...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Wildfires | Predictions | Gulf Stream (AMOC) | Sea Level


New Update to My Most Popular Graphic - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

  2020-09-09 by John Englander in John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

Newly updated chart shows pattern of 400,000 years of sea level, temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2); easy to see human impact v. natural climate change.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn

  2020-09-09 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are tracking the UN's worst-case scenarios for sea level rise, researchers said Monday, highlighting flaws in current climate change models.

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Greenland ice sheet lost a record 1m tonnes of ice per minute in 2019

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

Climate-driven loss is likely to be the worst for centuries, and is pushing up sea levels

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office

  2020-07-30 in The Guardian

Extreme heat, less frost and snow, and trees coming into leaf earlier among signs in 2019

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Sea Level | Trees


CO2 in Earth's atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago

  2020-07-09 in The Guardian

Last time CO2 was at similar level temperatures were 3C to 4C hotter and sea levels were 20 metres higher

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Sea Level


UK Hydrological Status Update - May 2020 | UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

  2020-05-27 (or before) in UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

For 2020 so far, the hydrological situation has been extremely mixed. In February we saw record-breaking rainfall and river flows, and one of the most significant flood events of recent years. Just a couple of months later, after a prolonged period of dry weather, records were broken at the other end of the hydrological spectrum. In the latest in a briefing note, this caused widespread and sustained flooding in many parts of the country.An exceptionally dry spring so far?March is often a 'transitional' spring month but the contrast between the UK Water Resources Portal. Figure right: April monthly mean river flows for the UK. Fr...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Predictions | Flooding | Rivers | Sea Level | Health | Water Resources


Greenland And Antarctica Are Melting Six Times Faster Than In The 1990s

  2020-03-31 (or before) by in Forbes

This month, a comprehensive assessment of the changing ice sheets published in the journal Nature, found that in the 2010s, the rate of ice loss has risen by a factor six.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Sandy coastlines under threat of erosion

  2020-03-02 (or before) in Nature

Sandy beaches occupy more than one-third of the global coastline1 and have high socioeconomic value related to recreation, tourism and ecosystem services2. Beaches are the interface between land and ocean, providing coastal protection from marine storms and cyclones3. However the presence of sandy beaches cannot be taken for granted, as they are under constant change, driven by meteorological4,5, geological6 and anthropogenic factors1,7. A substantial proportion of the world’s sandy coastline is already eroding1,7, a situation that could be exacerbated by climate change8,9. Here, we show that ambient trends in shoreline dy...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Sea Level


The UK’s first climate change refugees?

  2020-03-02 (or before) in The BBC

Fairbourne is the first community set to be decommissioned due to rising sea levels.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

  2020-02-13 in The Guardian

Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Island as ‘incredible and abnormal’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Sea Level


Antarctica's doomsday glacier is melting. Can we save it in time?

  2020-01-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices

  2020-01-25 (or before) in Yale E360

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt.

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level


Greenland's ice sheet melting seven times faster than in 1990s

  2019-12-10 by Fiona Harvey in The Guardian

Scale and speed of loss much higher than predicted, threatening inundation for hundreds of millions of people

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Science | Glaciers | Global Warming | Ice Melting | Greenland | Climate Change | Sea Level


Surging Seas: Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

  2019-11-18 (or before) in sealevel.climatecentral.org

Global warming has raised global sea level about 8" since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating. Rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps -- a global screening tool by Climate Central

  2019-11-18 (or before) in Climate Central - Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps

Interactive global map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding.

  Tagged under: Sea Level


A Glacier the Size of Florida Is Becoming Unstable. It Has Dire Implications for Global Sea Levels

  2019-11-14 (or before) in TIME Magazine

Thwaites glacier in Antarctica might be past the point of no return.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


welcome | Sea Level Research Group

  2019-10-17 (or before) in welcome | Sea Level Research Group

  Tagged under: Sea Level


With Greenland's Extreme Melting, a New Risk Grows: Ice Slabs That Worsen Runoff - Inside Climate News

  2019-09-18 in Inside Climate News

Scientists have added a new item to the long list of Greenland Ice Sheet woes. Along with snow-darkening algae and increasing rainfall, giant slabs of ice have been thickening and spreading under the Greenland snow at an average rate of two football fields per minute since 2001, new research shows. The slabs prevent surface meltwater […]

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans | The Independent | The Independent

  2019-08-15 (or before) in The Independent

‘We don’t know a planet like this’

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Coral Reefs | Sea Level


North Pole: multiple lightning strikes follow record-low sea ice levels

  2019-08-13 in The Guardian

‘Furthest north lightning strikes in Alaska forecaster memory’ hit as high temperatures and widespread fires plague region

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Arctic | Sea Level | Alaska


Manmade Antarctic snowstorm 'could save coastal cities from rising seas'

  2019-07-17 in The Guardian

Blowing trillions of tonnes of snow on to ice sheet could halt its collapse, researchers say

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Geoengineering | Sea Level | Collapse


Boaty McBoatface makes major climate change discovery on maiden outing

  2019-06-18 (or before) in The Telegraph

Boaty McBoatface&rsquo;s maiden outing has made a major discovery about how climate change is causing rising sea levels.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level | David Attenborough


‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

  2019-05-16 in The Guardian

New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster than in the 1990s, with more than 100m of thickness gone in some places

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise - study

  2019-01-16 (or before) by in News Thomson Reuters Foundation News

The East Antarctic ice sheet is thawing at the fringes and adding to rising seas, unlike many past reports which have concluded that the eastern sheet has so far resisted a melt

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Sea levels may rise more rapidly due to Greenland ice melt

  2018-12-05 in The Guardian

Run-off from vast ice sheet is increasing due to manmade global warming, says study

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

  2018-10-08 in The Guardian

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | IPCC | Climate Change | Sea Level


Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

  2018-03-12 in The Guardian

A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers | Sea Level


Fresh water demand driving sea-level rise faster than glacier melt

  2012-05-20 in The Guardian

Trillions of tonnes of water have been pumped up from deep underground reservoirs in every part of the world, says report

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


What is the safe upper limit for atmospheric CO2?

  2008-01-01 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

The nation's top climate scientist, NASA's James Hansen, apparently now believes "the safe upper limit for atmospheric CO2 is no more than 350 ppm," according to an op-ed by the great environmental writer Bill McKibben. Yet while preindustrial levels were 280, we're now already at more than 380 and rising 2 ppm a year! Like many people, in the 1990s I believed 550 was the target needed to avoid climate catastrophe -- but now it's clear that: 550 ppm would lead to the greatest disaster ever experienced by human civilization -- returning us to temperatures last seen when sea levels were some 80 feet higher. This is especially tr...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Amazon Rainforest | Sea Level


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