Posts in sea-level rise
- Continuing the theme of volatile trends, yesterday’s news was that the Arctic was melting much faster than previously predicted. Today’s news, not surprisingly, is that sea level rise will “substantially exceed” previous estimates. The latest estimates are that it could rise 150 cm this Century.
- Thirteen years ago today, the world watched in horror as a brutal military dictatorship executed Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists. Ken and the others were fighting against Shell for a greater share of the oil waealth that was being drilled from their land, but more importantly they were fighting for clean air, water...
Continue reading 'Paradise Lost'.
- Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to new scientific research. The new analysis comes from a UK/Finnish team which has built a computer model linking temperatures to sea levels for the last two millennia. “For the past 2,000 years, the [global average] sea level was...
Continue reading 'Sea-Level Rise Could Wipe Out Bangladesh by 2100'.
- One of the world’s leading climate scientists has warned that the EU and its international partners must urgently rethink targets for cutting CO2 because they have grossly underestimated the scale of the problem. In a startling reappraisal of the threat, James Hansen, head of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, calls...
Continue reading 'NASA: “the target we have all been aiming for is a disaster – a guaranteed disaster”'.
- Climate change is having a major impact on Britain’s coast, the seas around the coast, and the life in those seas, a government-sponsored report has concluded. The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) says seas are becoming more violent, causing coastal erosion and a higher risk of flooding. Higher CO2 levels in the atmosphere are...
Continue reading 'Climate Change Having A “Big” Impact on UK Coasts'.
- The melting of mountain glaciers and ice caps as a result of global warming over the next century is likely to cause bigger than expected increases in sea levels, according to scientists. An assessment of the volume of water running into the oceans from melting ice caps suggests that sea levels could rise by two...
Continue reading 'Sea Levels May Rise by 9 Inches This Century'.
- The Independent leads with yet another climate change related front page about how climate change is ravaging Tuvalu in the South Pacific. “For Tuvalu, reports the paper “a string of nine picturesque atolls and coral islands, global warming is not an abstract danger; it is a daily reality. The tiny South Pacific nation, only four...
Continue reading 'S.O.S South Pacific'.
- Current sea level rise projections could be seriously under-estimating the impact of human-induced climate change on the world’s oceans, scientists have suggested. By plotting global mean surface temperatures against sea level rise, the team found that levels could rise by 59% more than current forecasts.
- Whilst Britain belatedly introduces a watered-down Climate Bill and other countries tinker and talk about Climate Change, low-lying South Pacific nations such as Kiribati are literally sinking beneath the waves. Kiribati is an archipelago of 33 coral atolls barely 6ft above sea level, and is literally vanishing as sea-temperatures rise.
- Professor Chris Rapley, director of the British Antarctic Survey, has warned that sea-level rise is increasing much faster than scientists predicted just five years ago. This is severely threatening many of the world’s coastal and low-lying areas from Bangladesh to Nigeria. The present prediction of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, from its third...
Continue reading 'Sea levels Rising Faster Than Predicted'.
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