Sea Level Rise
Will rising seas put London under water?Guardian Unlimited | 14 Mar 2011
In its 2007 report, the IPCC projects that sea level will rise anywhere from 180mm to 590mm by 2090-2100. This range is smaller than in the IPCC's 2001 report, but it excludes some key uncertainties about how quickly warming will melt land-based ice. The last few years have seen glaciers accelerating their seaward flow in many spots along the margins of Greenland and West Antarctica.
Climate change 'will wreak havoc on Britain's coastline by 2050'Guardian Unlimited | 06 Mar 2011
Millions living near the coast are likely to be hit by rising sea levels, erosion and storm surges, warns a new study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. On Benbecula, they know all too well that rising tides threaten the UK's coastline. For the 1,200 inhabitants of the small, low-lying island in...
Experts seek Arctic climate early warning systemReuters | 26 Jan 2011
Scientists sought on Wednesday to pin down triggers for abrupt climate shifts in the Arctic, such as a feared runaway melt of Greenland's ice sheet, to create an early warning system for governments.
Glacier shrinkage will hit European Alps hardest, study claimsGuardian Unlimited | 09 Jan 2011
Global warming research warns of rising sea levels and threat to water supplies. Glaciers in the European Alps could shrink by 75% by the end of the century, according to new research into the expected impact of global warming. The study, published in the journal Nature: Geoscience, concludes that,...
Warmer Arctic probably permanent, scientists sayReuters | 21 Oct 2010
The signs of climate change were all over the Arctic this year -- warmer air, less sea ice, melting glaciers -- which probably means this weather-making region will not return to its former, colder state, scientists reported on Thursday.
Sea level to rise even with aggressive geo-engineering and greenhouse gas control, study findsScienceDaily.com | 25 Aug 2010
Sea level will likely be 30-70 centimeters higher by 2100 than at the start of the century, even if all but the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to mitigate the effects of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions are stringently controlled, according to new findings by international research group of scientists from England, China and Denmark.
New research sheds light on Antarctica's melting Pine Island GlacierScienceDaily.com | 21 Jun 2010
Scientists are reporting new results from an investigation into Antarctica's potential contribution to sea level rise. Thinning ice in West Antarctica is currently contributing nearly 10 per cent of global sea level rise, and scientists have identified Pine Island Glacier as a major source.
Sea levels may rise by as much as one meter before the end of this centuryScienceDaily.com | 14 Jun 2010
Sea levels may rise by as much as one meter before the end of this century, according to new predictions. Melting glaciers may contribute more to the rise in sea levels than scientists have previously realized. "Melting glaciers and the melting ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic will account for 75% of the rise in sea levels, while expansion of the water as it warms will account for 25 %," said Director Jan-Gunnar Winther of the Norwegian Polar Institute
Threat over Warren's sea defencesBBC World Service | 25 Mar 2010
The Environment Agency is "failing" in its duty to protect Dawlish Warren's sea defences, local people claim.
Town flood risks over the centuryBBC World Service | 17 Feb 2010
A public meeting will see a study of how climate change could affect a town over 100 years and how people can respond.
Models of sea level change during ice-age cycles challengedScienceDaily.com | 12 Feb 2010
Theories about the rates of ice accumulation and melting during the Quaternary Period -- the time interval ranging from 2.6 million years ago to the present -- may need to be revised, due to new research findings.
Greenland Ice Cap Melting Faster Than EverScienceDaily.com | 13 Nov 2009
Satellite observations and a state-of-the art regional atmospheric model have independently confirmed that the Greenland ice sheet is losing mass at an accelerating rate, according to a new study. This mass loss is equally distributed between increased iceberg production, driven by acceleration of Greenland's fast-flowing outlet glaciers, and increased meltwater production at the ice sheet surface.
Melting Of The Greenland Ice Sheet MappedScienceDaily.com | 17 Sep 2009
Will all of the ice on Greenland melt and flow out into the sea, bringing about a colossal rise in ocean levels on Earth, as the global temperature rises? The key concern is how stable the ice cap actually is, and new Danish research fcan now show the evolution of the ice sheet 11,700 years back in time.