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Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

September 20, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Melt

Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise totaled half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Fox of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, it has reached the point of doubling to one millimeter per year.[read more]

Sea Level Rise and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Level Rise and Risk

The coastlines are changing, what does that mean for coastal development, ecosystems and the global economy? What about real estate values, insurance costs, or that nice little seaside village where you plan to buy a house and retire? It’s all changing.[read more]

Rising Seas: Adapting to Changing Coastlines [VIDEO]

June 24, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Sea Level Risk and Adaptation

Oceanographer John Englander is a leading expert and educator on sea level rise. In this video, Englander explains how human civilization takes for granted global coastlines, given that for all of recorded human history, it hasn’t really moved in any significant way. But that is changing.[read more]

When Will Coastal Property Values Crash And Will Climate Science Deniers Be The Only Buyers?

May 25, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change and Coastal Risk

The latest scientific observations provide strong evidence we are headed toward the high end of sea level projections. And we already knew that devastating storm surges will become routine on the East Coast. This raises the question: What year will coastal property values crash?[read more]

Biggest Loser: Thawing Greenland Competes With Collapsing Antarctic For Fastest Ice Loss

May 23, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Shrinking Ice and Environmental Risk

The worst-case scenario for sea level rise has now become simply the “business-as-usual” scenario, recent studies from NASA make clear. NASA glaciologist Eric Rignot says that the new papers “suggest that the globe’s ice sheets will contribute far more to sea level rise than current projections show.”[read more]

NASA Research Indicates Slow, Irreversible West Antarctic Ice Melt

May 16, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Irreversible Antarctic Melt

 

Recently released projections for the complete collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet range from two hundred to nearly nine hundred years, but what is clear is that ice melt in this region of the southern pole is happening quicker than expected.[read more]

New Studies Suggest Many Coastal Cities Eventually To Be Abandoned With Antarctic Ice Collapse

May 15, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Coastal Sea Level Risk to Cities

New studies in Science and Geophysical Research Letters find that glaciers in the Amundsen Sea region of the great Antarctic ice sheet have begun the process of irreversible collapse. That by itself would raise sea levels 4 feet in the coming centuries.[read more]

Growing Concern Over Sea Level Rise [VIDEO]

December 8, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Levels and Safety

 

Researchers in Antarctica are using sophisticated equipment to drill down 500 meters below the ice shelf to measure ice loss, temperature, salinity and speed of melt. In one location measured melt rates of more than two inches per day have been observed.[read more]

Is Sea Level Rise Entering the Mainstream?

August 26, 2013 by David Hone
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Sea Level Rise

Mid-August is never a great time for activity on the climate front, particularly not in holiday bound Europe. Perhaps the “highlight” of the week was the leak of a late draft of the upcoming Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC WG1 5th Assessment Report.[read more]

Book Review: 'High Tide on Main Street' by John Englander

August 17, 2013 by David Hone
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Threat of Rising Seas

 

The tag line for "High Tide on Main Street" is “Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis“ and pretty much describes the story that unfolds even from the very early pages, although this book charts a somewhat different course, at least in the first half.[read more]

Sea Level Rise: Holding Back the Ocean

August 14, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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The hideously high cost of the climate change impacts we’ve already locked in and continue to magnify with business as usual, which is to say, too bloody high and still growing emissions. Another major component is the latency of human systems.[read more]

Sea Level Rise: Adaptation for the San Francisco Bay Area

July 26, 2013 by Tom Schueneman
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Folding Water

The Golden Gate tidal gauge has recorded an 8 inch (20.3 cm) rise in sea level in San Francisco Bay over the past one hundred years. Projections indicate a possible 11 to 19 inch rise over 2000 levels by mid-century and as much as 30 to 55 inches by 2100.[read more]

Climate Change: Inevitable Shrinking Homelands?

July 9, 2013 by Jim Baird

Climate Change and Shrinking Homelands

 

According to Kenneth G. Miller, professor of earth and planetary sciences, Rutgers University, the natural state of the earth with present carbon dioxide levels is one with sea levels about 20 meters higher than at present.[read more]

Climate Change and Anthropogenic Sea Level Potholes

April 27, 2013 by Jim Baird
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groundwater depletion

Depletion of groundwater reserves has more than doubled in recent decades as a result of population growth and the increased demand on groundwater reservoirs for drinking water and the irrigation of croplands.[read more]

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion a Silver Bullet for Climate Change?

March 27, 2013 by Jim Baird
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silver bullet for climate change?

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion offers a reprieve, converting the surface heat that powers tropical storms to mechanical energy and moves many times more surface heat to colder, deeper, water.[read more]