RedskyNews Category: Rising Seas

Greenland’s Helheim Glacier melt doubles in pace

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland — Suddenly and without warning, the gigantic river of ice sped up, causing it to spit icebergs ever faster into the ocean off southeastern Greenland. The Helheim Glacier nearly doubled its speed in just a few years,

Arctic thaw threatens much of world: WWF report

Global Warming in the Arctic could affect a quarter of the world’s population through flooding and amplify the wider impact of climate change, a report by environmental group WWF said Wednesday. Air temperatures in the region have risen by almost

Mekong Delta may be inundated by rising sea

More than a third of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, where nearly half of the country’s rice is grown, will be submerged if sea levels rise by 1 meter (39 inches), an environment ministry scenario predicted. A sea level increase

At risk from rising seas, Tuvalu seeks clean power

Pacific island state of Tuvalu set a goal Sunday of a 100 percent shift to renewable energy by 2020, hoping to set an example to industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gases it blames for rising sea levels. Tuvalu, a string

Global warming seen worse than predicted

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like China and India, a top climate scientist said on Saturday. “The consequence of that

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

Australian military warns of climate conflict

Australia’s military has warned that global warming could create failed states across the Pacific as sea levels rise and heighten the risk of conflict over resources, according to a report. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) analysis found the military could

New US report details effects of rising sea levels

A new US report concludes that Florida and Louisiana are the states most vulnerable to sea-level rise, followed by North Carolina and Texas. The new report focuses on the coastal states from North Carolina to New York where the rates

Climate change is a battle for existence in the Maldives

MALE (AFP) – Among the many grim predictions of climate change experts, the future fate of The Maldives stands out as a genuine doomsday scenario with the island chain nation facing nothing short of extinction. A one-metre (3.3-foot) rise in

Maldives saves for new homeland

LONDON (AFP) – The Maldives’ newly-elected president said in an interview Monday that his government will begin saving to buy a new homeland in case global warming causes the country to disappear into the sea. Beloved by tourists for their

Greenland’s ice cap melting faster than expected

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Greenland’s ice cap, which covers more than 80 percent of the island, is melting faster than expected because of global warming, a Danish researcher said on Monday. The 1.8-million-square-kilometre (695,000-square-mile) ice cap, which accounts for 10 percent

Maldives president seeks help for ‘paradise drowning’

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom made an impassioned plea Tuesday for a cut in global greenhouse gas emissions, warning that rising sea levels could submerge his paradise island chain. He launched a book at the UN-backed Business

Scientists study Arctic haze for clues to rapid melting

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Visitors to Alaska often marvel at the crisp, clear air. But the truth is, the skies above the Arctic Circle work like a giant lint trap during late winter and early spring, catching all sorts of pollutants

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

Indonesia’s thirsty capital is sinking as sea levels rise

Separated by a road and a viscous finger of black, garbage-choked water, the stilt-house slum of Muara Baru and the BMW car dealership that faces it appear as if from different worlds. But on December 6, 2025, these two extremes

Climate events could reduce USA and China to third world status in less than 10 years

In the recent documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, Senator Al Gore pointed out that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than anyone ever expected. More than this, once it has gone sea levels could rise by up to twenty feet.