sea level rise

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10 09 2021 | 14:18

Extreme sea level events will hit every year as Earth warms, study shows

Coastal areas in lower latitudes likely to be worst affected Extreme sea level events will become 100 times more frequent by 2100 across many parts of the world as a result of rising global…

18 08 2021 | 10:48

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Ancient Port City in Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city and ancient capital, has long been threatened by rising sea levels. But in recent years, the rise has accelerated rapidly, endangering the economy, lives and…

16 08 2021 | 08:15

Continued sea level rise ‘irreversible’ for centuries, says landmark UN climate report

‘Beyond 2050, sea level projections become increasingly sensitive to the emission choices we are making today’. Lasting sea level rise has been set in motion and will be irreversible for hundreds to…

06 07 2021 | 12:07

Extreme Heat Wave Melts Cables, Buckles Roads in Northwest.

Another day, another cascade of high temperature records broken across the Pacific Northwest as a heat wave unlike any in recent memory continued into a third day. In Washington, Oregon, and British…

30 06 2021 | 10:52

Up to 410 million people at risk from sea level rises – study.

Majority of land at risk from a 1-metre sea level rise is in the tropics, research finds Up to 410 million people will be living in areas less than 2 metres above sea level, and at risk from sea…

13 05 2021 | 07:23

We can’t stop rising sea levels, but we still have a chance to slow them down.

Despite pandemic-enforced isolation, scientists from around the world have produced a vital climate change forecast.

13 05 2021 | 06:31

Study Warns of 'Unimaginable' Sea Level Rise if World Misses Paris Climate Targets.

A new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature warns that if the world's governments fail to meet warming targets set by the Paris climate accord, sea level rise from the melting of the…

04 05 2021 | 11:37

Saudi Arabia bets the House on a greener planet.

As the House of Saud marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s ground-breaking Vision 2030 project, Oliver Poole in Riyadh examines its impact and why success is needed if the world is…

18 04 2021 | 07:35

Sea Level Rise Is Killing Trees on the Atlantic Coast, Creating ‘Ghost Forests’ Visible From Space.

Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina's Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a section of trail that is completely submerged. Permanent flooding…

18 04 2021 | 07:35

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash 'Unimaginable Amounts of Water' as Ice Shelves Collapse

A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder…

07 04 2021 | 10:07

Measuring shoreline retreat.

Climate change is having an undeniable influence on coastal areas. A substantial proportion of the world’s sandy coastlines are already eroding owing to increased storm surges, flooding and sea level…

12 02 2021 | 06:50

Weatherwatch: latest sea level rise forecast alarms scientists

Warming of oceans due to greenhouse gas absorption may accelerate rise to beyond 1 metre by 2100. Rising sea levels seem one of the more distant threats of the climate emergency, unless you live in…

03 02 2021 | 13:32

Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers.

Danish team predict possible 1.35m rise by 2100 and highlight issues with previous modelling. The rise in the sea level is likely to be faster and greater than previously thought, according to…

05 11 2020 | 08:49

'Ghost Forests' Are an Eerie Sign of Sea-Level Rise.

Along the Atlantic coast, ghost forests provide haunting signs of sea-level rise. These stands of bleached and broken tree trunks are all that remain after salty water inundates a forest. Matt…

24 10 2020 | 12:29

Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

North Carolina's Outer Banks are dotted with vacation beaches and historic communities. But the sweeping water views do not only draw tourists. They give locals a front row seat to sea-level rise.…

17 09 2020 | 18:10

Hidden rivers of warm water threaten vast Antarctic glacier.

Sea levels could rise more than two feet if just this one glacier collapses. One of the largest, most unstable glaciers in Antarctica is sliding into the ocean. That's due, in large part, to hidden…

15 09 2020 | 11:02

Sea level rise from ice sheets track worst-case climate change scenario.

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

09 09 2020 | 11:58

Ice sheet melt on track with ‘worst-case climate scenario’.

A recent report confirms that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, whose mass-loss rates have been rapidly increasing, are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case sea-…

16 08 2020 | 09:14

Kiribati's president's plans to raise islands in fight against sea-level rise.

Exclusive: Taneti Maamau says Kiribati will seek support from China and other allies to elevate islands from the sea, partly through dredging. Kiribati will raise its islands above the ocean as part…

06 08 2020 | 08:07

Flooding could occur daily in Sydney by the end of this century because of climate change.

Human-caused sea level rise likely caused eight out of 10 floods in the region between 1970 and 2015, a study finds. Flooding in localised areas around Sydney will happen almost every week by the…