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

Pacific Islands fear “It’s The End”

Some low-lying island nations face the “end of history” due to rising sea levels unless the world takes stronger action to slow global warming, a spokesman said at U.N. climate talks on Monday. Kiribati, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, the Marshall

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

Sea level rise worse than expected

Long-term sea level increases that could have a devastating effect on southern Florida and highly populated coastal areas may be even larger than once thought, a report suggests. Some studies have suggested that melting of ice in Antarctica and other

Forecast for big sea level rise

People in low-lying poor nations, such as Bangladesh, are at most risk. Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental

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