Posts Tagged Sea-level rise

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices…

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/in-greenlands-melting-ice-a-warning-on-hard-climate-choices Advertisements

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Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean…

Summary: An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average, due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface… Read this article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190429111835.htm

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What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates…

Summary: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team has now found… Read about it here […]

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As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea…

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. Now, new research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-high-tide-flooding-worsens-more-pollution-is-washing-to-the-sea

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As sea level rises, wetlands crank up their carbon storage…

Summary: Some wetlands perform better under pressure. A new study revealed that when faced with sea-level rise, coastal wetlands respond by burying even more carbon in their soils… Visit science daily for this article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190306131401.htm

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Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others?…

The following article from ScienceDaily.com presents an explanation on differences in sea level rise in various coastal areas of the United States… Read about it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181219133236.htm

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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Ever…

Intro from Live Science: Greenland is melting faster today than it has at any time in the last 350 years, and probably much longer, new research finds… Read the rest of the article here: https://www.livescience.com/64243-greenland-is-melting-fast.html

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Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss in Global Landlocked Regions…

Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline… Read the full article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/56174-scientists-reveal-substantial-water-loss-in-global-landlocked-regions

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As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion…

A report from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-use-nature-to-fight-erosion-sea-level-rise-21884

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Just 13% of the Ocean Is Untouched by Humans…

Oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface, and it seems almost none of that marine expanse is off-limits to adventurous and resource-needy humans… The article is here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/63171-disappearing-ocean-wilderness.html

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict…

Summary:  Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries… Read the rest of this article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705110027.htm

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Antarctica Is Melting Away: More Than 3 Trillion Tons of Ice Vanished Since 1992…

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the past 25 years, and that ice loss has accelerated rapidly over the last five years… Read the article here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/62811-antarctica-3-trillion-tons-ice-lost.html Here are some other interesting articles about Antarctica from LiveScience: https://www.livescience.com/62759-largest-antarctic-iceberg-b15-is-melting.html In Photos: Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Through Time https://www.livescience.com/6151-antarctica-falling.html    

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Sea Level Stakes for the Caribbean, in Pictures…

Research re: Sea level projections for the Caribbean employing science-based imagery, climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/sea-level-stakes-for-the-caribbean-in-pictures-21770

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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change…

TOGORU, Fiji, Jan 2 2018 (IPS) – The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged. The waves are sloshing softly against the tilted tombstones covered with barnacles. The […]

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Rising Waters: Can a Massive Barrier Save Venice from Drowning?…

Intro:  A retractable barrier designed to protect Venice from sea level rise and storm surges is set to be operational next year. But the project’s engineering limitations and cost overruns are raising questions about the mega-projects that many coastal cities are hoping can save them… Read about this new technology for Venice at Yale Environment […]

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What the Pliocene epoch can teach us about future warming on Earth…

Imagine a world where the polar ice sheets are melting, sea level is rising and the atmosphere is stuffed with about 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Sound familiar?… Read the rest of this article here at sciencenews.org: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/what-pliocene-epoch-can-teach-us-about-future-warming-earth

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Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier (Antarctica)…

Source – enn.com: Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier

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