Rising Sea Levels

February 22, 2016--Seas are rising at fastest rate in last 28 centuries (New York Times)

The oceans are rising faster than at any point in the last 28 centuries, and human emissions of greenhouse gases are primarily responsible, scientists reported Monday. They added that the flooding that is starting to make life miserable in many coastal towns — like Miami Beach; Norfolk, Va.; and Charleston, S.C.


May 11, 2015--Sea level rise accelerated over the past two decades, research finds (Guardian)

Sea level rise sped up over the last two decades rather than slowing down as previously thought, according to new research. Records from tide gauges and satellites have shown sea level rise slowing slightly over the past 20 years. But as the ice sheets of West Antarctica and Greenland shed ever more water into the ocean, climate models show it should be doing the opposite.


April 16, 2015--The Arctic is ‘unraveling’ due to global warming, and the consequences will be global (Washington Post)

We often hear that climate change is radically reshaping the Arctic, a place many of us have never visited. As a result, it can be pretty hard to feel directly affected by what’s happening up in a distant land of polar bears, ice floes and something odd called permafrost.


February 28, 2015--Water is eating away at Antarctica's ice and it may reshape Earth (Associated Press)

Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice sheets slowly thaw, water pours into the sea — 130 billion tons of ice (118 billion metric tons) per year for the past decade, according to NASA satellite calculations.


January 31, 2015--USGS report shows how global warming will shift Pacific wind and wave patterns (Summit Voice)

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have developed climate models that help show how global warming will change wind and wave patterns, potentially affecting island communities, especially as sea level rises. The new USGS report looked at U.S. and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, where climate change is expected to alter the highest waves and strongest winds.


January 30, 2015--In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects (Washington Post)

President Obama will issue an executive order Friday directing federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds–to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.


January 22, 2015--Climate-induced migration: A looming crisis (Huff Post)

Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge, likely to change the planet we call home and


January 14, 2015--The tides are changing: Sea levels rising at faster rate than predicted, study finds (Independent)

Global sea levels have risen faster than previously thought over the past century, suggesting that climate change is having a greater-than-expected impact on the rising oceans, a study has found. A new way of estimating global sea levels since the start of the 20th Century found that the period 1900-1990 experienced a 30 per cent smaller rise than researchers had previously calculated.


January 8, 2015--Prepare for rising migration driven by climate change, governments told (Guardian)

Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.


November 23, 2014--Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank (Reuters)

Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.


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