RedskyNews Category: Rising Seas

London and other cities face flooding due to rising sea levels

London’s key primary flood defence, the Thames Barrier, is being used twice as much as was planned when it opened in 1984. London faces the threat of flooding due to the impact of rising sea levels, a report warns. Other

New York City’s rising seas

The sea level is rising, but it’s not rising evenly. Over the 20th century, the water lapping New York City climbed 1.5 times faster than the global average, according to a report published last year. That doesn’t make a whole

Rising Seas Create First American Refugees

Climate change, particularly unprecedented sea level rise, is already creating refugees in the United States. Back in January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will allocate $1 billion in grants to 13 states to help them

Rising Seas Forces Alaskan Village To Move

A coastal village in Alaska has voted to relocate amid the threat of rising sea levels in their area, city council officials have announced. The native community of Shishmaref — which consists of 600 people, almost all of whom are

Rising Seas Swallow Five Islands

Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared due to rising seas and erosion, a discovery thought to be the first scientific confirmation of the impact of climate change on coastlines in the Pacific, according to Australian researchers. The submerged islands were

Rising Seas Force Bikini Islanders To Flee

Nearly 70 years after they were uprooted to make way for United States nuclear weapons testing, Bikini Islanders are now reeling from rising seas and have asked Washington to aid a new resettlement. For decades, Bikini islanders have struggled to

Pacific Nation Could Move To Fiji

Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this

Island States Prepare To Drown

Video Report:A three-year study by Australia’s CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology suggests the Pacific’s small island states can expect rising sea levels, more heavy rainfall events, more very hot days and more cyclones.

NZ To Be Hit By Rising Seas

Rising sea levels will make it riskier to live in New Zealand and render parts of the coast uninhabitable over the next century, a climate scientist says in the wake of an international report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Sea Levels Continue To Rise

Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing? Researchers

Maldives Say “Talks Are Stupid”

The UN’s talks on climate change are daft and crippled by finger-pointing and the need for consensus, the president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, was quoted on Thursday by Le Monde as saying. Nasheed also said emerging economies were as

Waves Double In Size Off UK

Waves said to be twice the normal height expected off a Western Isles coast have been recorded. The rollers of more than 15m (49ft) occurred during gales on Monday. They were measured by devices called wave rider buoys, that were

Europe’s Oceans Changing Rapidly

Europe’s seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystem Research (CLAMER) project warned. Scientists examined a mass

Florida Keys Could Disappear

Video Report: Sea level rise could lead to huge land losses in the Florida Keys and South Florida. That is the subject of this Earth Watch segment with meteorologist Carl Paker.

Rising Seas Threaten Aussie Cities

Australia’s main cities face floods and king tides from rising sea levels that could make once-in-a-century disasters an annual crisis by 2100, a report says. The first report of the federal Government’s new Climate Change Commission also gives a warning

Oceans Set To Rise By 1.6 Metres

Warming in the Arctic occurring at twice the global average is on track to lift sea levels by up to 1.6 metres (5.3 feet) by 2100, a far steeper jump than predicted a few years ago, a consortium of scientists