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Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific

Looking to the canary in the climate change coal mine — low-lying island states that are slowly being swallowed by the sea — offers a clear warning …

Kiribati Climate Change Relocation Refugee Crisis? Sinking Low-Lying Island Nations In Pacific, Indian Oceans Seeking Solutions Before It's Too Late

Even though battling climate change was added as one of the new sustainable-development goals during the recent session of the United Nations General …

Sea Level Rise Accelerating, NASA Says

Ocean levels on Earth have risen an average of three inches in the last 23 years, and could rise an additional three feet in the next century, according to an interdisciplinary NASA team charged with measuring changing sea levels.<p>Scientists from NASA Wednesday presented satellite data gathered …

Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study

The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.<p>The reconstruction of 35,000 years of sea level fluctuations finds that there is no evidence that levels changed by more than 20cm in …

Sea Level Rise Speeds Up

Sea level rise is a game of millimeters a year, but those millimeters add up to a huge amount of water entering the world’s oceans. And the rising …

Climate Change

Warming seas and melting ice sheets

Sea level rise is a natural consequence of the warming of our planet.<p>We know this from basic physics. When water heats up, it expands. So when the …

NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought

The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't …

Sea Level Rise

Ocean levels are getting higher. Why is this happening, and what can we do to stem the tide?<p>Core samples, tide gauge readings, and, most recently, satellite measurements tell us that over the past century, the Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) has risen by 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters). However, …

Global Warming

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Hawaii to suffer most as global sea levels rise, study says

Melting ice in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere will push up seas unevenly around the world, according to a new study that finds some of the highest waters will inundate Honolulu, Hawaii.<p>At the poles, sea levels will actually fall because of the way sea, land and ice interact. For example, the …