Tag Archives: Rising Seas

Sea Levels To Rise Rapidly

A bombshell climate study published recently warns that sea levels may rise a catastrophic 10 feet (3 meters) by the end of this century, rather than the currently predicted 3 feet (.9 meters). But mainstream climate scientists say the report

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

Antarctic Ice Forms From Bottom

Some of Antarctica’s ice sheet is formed by water re-freezing from below not just by snow falling on top as was traditionally thought, findings showed on Thursday that will help scientists project effects of climate change. Experts are seeking to

Rising Seas Flood Marshalls Islands

Extreme high tides have flooded parts of the low-lying Marshall Islands capital Majuro with a warning Sunday of worse to come because of rising sea levels. Several areas of the city were flooded Saturday and forecasters predicted more to come

Maps Predict Future City Flooding

Rising sea levels are likely to cause serious and regular flooding in Australian coastal cities by the end of the century, according to maps released by the Federal Government today. The maps for low-lying areas in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle,

Cancun’s Beach Lost to Rising Seas

Cancun, Mexico. Cancun’s eroding white sand beaches are providing a note of urgency to the climate talks being held just south of this seaside resort famed for its postcard-perfect vistas. Rising sea levels and a series of unusually powerful hurricanes

Maldives Carbon Neutral by 2020

The Maldives took a step on Wednesday towards a goal of becoming the first “carbon neutral” nation by 2020 with an audit showing its citizens emit the same amount of greenhouse gases as tourists flying to its islands. The audit,

Sea Level Rise Foretold in Glacier

Tasiilaq, Greenland. From a helicopter hovering over the vast landscape of Greenland, oceanographer Fiammetta Straneo and her colleagues are attempting to answer one of the most urgent — and most widely debated — questions facing humanity: How fast is the

Kiribati Residents Consider Moving

The president of Kiribati has said the low-lying Pacific nation must begin planning to relocate its population in case global warming causes sea levels to rise and swamp the country. Kiribati President Anote Tong will present his case at a

Nasheed installs solar panels

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed climbed onto the roof of his official residence and installed solar electricity panels Thursday as part of a nationwide green drive, his office said. Nasheed, 43, known as a stunt man in the fight against climate

Islanders Plead To Australia For Help

The people of the Cartaret Islands in Papua New Guinea, who are facing inundation from rising sea levels, have appealed to the Australian government for help. The Cartaret Islanders have developed a relocation plan to gradually move families to Bougainville,

Indian Ocean sea level rise threatens millions

Sea levels are rising unevenly in the Indian Ocean, placing millions at risk along low-lying coastlines in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, scientists say in a study. Researchers from the University of Colorado and the National Center for Atmospheric Research

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by

Droughts, melting ice signs of rapidly worsening climate change

WASHINGTON — Droughts from Australia to the U.S. Southwest, acidic ocean water and melting glaciers are signs that the pace of climate change is surpassing the worst-case scenarios scientists predicted in 2007, a U.N. report said Thursday. Mountain glaciers in

Natural disasters displacing millions

Floods, storms, drought and other climate-related natural disasters drove 20 million people from their homes last year, nearly four times as many as were displaced by conflicts, a new U.N. report said on Tuesday. The study tried to quantify for

Islands warn of extinction at UN climate week

As world leaders gather for key climate talks here, small island nations Monday warned they were running out of time with rising seas threatening to wipe them off the map. Spread across the Earth’s oceans, the planet’s tiniest members grouped