Sea Level Rise

Sea-level rise to accelerate as La Nina effect ebbs, study finds

Heavy rains from the Amazon to Australia have curbed sea level rise so far this century by shifting water from the oceans to land, according to a study that rejects theories that the slowdown is tied...

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Models point to rapid sea-level rise from climate change

Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the US.

Sea levels could rise by 2.3 metres for each degree celsius that global temperatures increase and they will remain high for centuries to come, according to a new study by the leading climate research...

Sea level rise may be rapid, scientists say

Thirty-five years ago, a scientist named John H. Mercer issued a warning. By then it was already becoming clear that human emissions would warm the earth, and Mercer had begun thinking deeply about...

Scientists account for sea level rise

A team of researchers say they have resolved a major issue in accurately measuring the contributions of different factors to rising sea levels.

US Republicans' task: how to fight nature while denying climate change

Toluse Olorunnipa When Florida's Governor Rick Scott won re-election November 4, he triumphed over both his Democratic challenger and California billionaire Thomas Steyer, who spent $US20 million painting him as a...

Fight fiercely, Harvard, against global warming, alumnus says

'Fight fiercely, Harvard', a favorite college's song, doesn't seem to apply to climate change, an alumnus says.

Charles Miller World's richest university is shirking its responsibility to tackle climate change, one former student says.

Warmer air caused huge ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

Melting moments: warm air triggered huge ice shelf collapse in 2002.

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

Emissions swamp efforts to curb global warming, UN draft report says

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Justin Gillis Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of 'severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts' over the coming...

Melting of the world's ice anything but glacial

From the Andes to the Alps and the Himalayas to Alaska, glaciers are melting as the planet warms.

Tourism threatened by climate change as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

Mt Buller, via snow cam, June 18.

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study...

Global warming melts edge of Greenland icesheet

Greenland's ice sheet is melting.

The last edge of the Greenland ice sheet that had resisted global warming has now become unstable, adding billions of tonnes of meltwater to rising seas, scientists say.

US launches climate change website to reveal local impacts

President Barack Obama wants Americans to see how climate change will remake their own backyards - and to make it as easy as opening a web-based app.

East Antarctica ice more at risk than thought to long-term thaw, study finds

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Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a new study shows.

Statue of Liberty, other US landmarks threatened by climate change

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Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA's coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists say.

Sea levels rising faster than UN projections: study

Maldives.

Sea levels are rising 60 per cent faster than UN projections, threatening low-lying areas from Miami to the Maldives, a study said on Wednesday.

Global warming evidence strengthens, UN official says

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Evidence that global warming is man-made is getting stronger, the head of a UN panel of climate scientists said, in a further blow to sceptics who argue rising temperatures can be explained by...

US states sue EPA over methane emissions

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A coalition of seven eastern states led by New York plans to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue new guidelines to curb methane emissions.

Climate change damage can be limited by carbon cuts: study

The world could avoid much of the damaging effects of climate change this century if greenhouse gas emissions are curbed more sharply, research shows.

Drilling triggers rethink on ice

This 2009 photo released by Extreme Ice Survey shows Birthday Canyon in Greenland furing the filming of

Nicky Phillips THE first complete ice cores drilled from the Greenland ice sheet that extend back more than 120,000 years to the Earth’s last great warming period reveal the ice sheet experienced surface...

US government at high risk from climate change: report

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The US government is at high risk of financial exposure from climate change, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday, two days after President Barack Obama vowed to tackle the issue...