Climate Change Having A “Big” Impact on UK Coasts

January 17, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

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 … Read More

Sea Levels May Rise by 9 Inches This Century

July 20, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

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 … Read More

S.O.S South Pacific

July 16, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

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 … Read More

Sea Level Rise “Under-Estimated”

December 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

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.

Climate Change Threatens Pacific Islands

October 25, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 5 Comments

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.

Sea levels Rising Faster Than Predicted

September 21, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

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 … Read More