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Sea Level Rise (Page 2)
'We are fighting for survival,' Pacific islands leader warnsGuardian Unlimited | 31 Aug 2013
Pacific islanders will challenge world leaders this week to act on climate change, warning that their low-lying atolls are close to becoming uninhabitable because of rising seas and increasingly severe floods, droughts and storm surges.
Largest ice sheet 'vulnerable'BBC | 29 Aug 2013
Researchers say the world's largest ice sheet is more vulnerable to changes in temperatures than previously thought.
Chinese sea level worryWorld Fishing | 28 Aug 2013
New research in the Chinese Yellow River Delta has suggested that fish farming may be associated with subsidence and rising sea levels - which could be bad news for the industry.
Australian floods of 2010 and 2011 caused global sea level to dropGuardian Unlimited | 23 Aug 2013
Rain - in effect, evaporated ocean - fell in such colossal quantities during the Australian floods in 2010 and 2011 that the world's sea levels actually dropped by as much as 7mm.Rainwater normally runs swiftly off continental mountain ranges, pours down rivers, collects in aquifers and lakes and then winds across floodplains into the sea. But Australia, as any Australian will proudly claim, is different.
Global sea level rise dampened by Australia floodsEurekAlert | 20 Aug 2013
(National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by NCAR shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world's ocean levels dropped measurably.
Planning Today for Sea Level Rise Tomorrow [Feature]NOAA's National Ocean Service | 20 Aug 2013
The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of coastal communities to damage from storms and flooding. As efforts continue to rebuild hard-hit areas along the East Coast path of the storm, a new tool is helping people make planning decisions that take into account future sea level rise.
Ancient ice melt unearthed in Antarctic mudEurekAlert | 23 Jul 2013
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet repeatedly melted back several hundred miles inland during several warming periods 3 million to 5 million years ago, according to a new study.The study shows that the East Antarctic ice sheet is vulnerable to substantial melting under temperatures that could prevail in the future.
Big ice sheets melting rapidly, say scientistsNew Zealand Herald | 16 Jul 2013
A satellite that measures gravity fluctuations on Earth due to changes in the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica has detected a rapid acceleration in the melting of glacier ice over the past decade, which could have a dramatic impact on the world's sea levels.
Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planetEurekAlert | 16 Jul 2013
(Oregon State University) A new study estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or more than seven feet, over the next several thousand years for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms. This is one of the first analyses to combine four major contributors to potential sea level rise into a collective estimate, and compare it with evidence of past sea-level responses to global temperature changes.
Sea level along Maryland's shorelines could rise 2 feet by 2050, according to new reportEurekAlert | 27 Jun 2013
A new report on sea level rise recommends that the State of Maryland should plan for a rise in sea level of as much as 2 feet by 2050. Led by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the report was prepared by a panel of scientific experts in response to Governor Martin O'Malley's Executive Order on Climate Change and "Coast Smart" Construction.
Sea rise tipped to flood EarthNew Zealand Herald | 26 Jun 2013
Climate change could be putting the planet on a path to an era not seen for 3 million years, a New Zealand scientist has warned. Professor Tim Naish, director of Victoria University's Antarctic Research Centre, said sea levels in 2100 could be alarmingly higher than today if carbon emissions continue at their present rate.
Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coastsNew Zealand Herald | 13 Jun 2013
After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 5,630 kilometres of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic.
Smart science: Ice free past points to daunting futureNew Zealand Herald | 06 Jun 2013
Herald series: Smart science Kiwis behind the microscope Researching the history of Antarctica has given scientists like Victoria University's Dr Rob McKay an alarming window into the future. It also gives a warning about some potential future surprises a warmer climate may have in store for us.
The Impending DelugeNew York Times | 01 Jun 2013
Rising sea levels in a warming world threaten us with ever more sudden cataclysms.