Sea Level

Why Climate Change Heat Will Cost Cities Twice as Much

The economic costs of a warming urban planet will be two and a half times worse thanks to the heat island effect, which concentrates hot air over …

Climate Change

Travel through time with ST's virtual reality project

It is year 2500. The Merlion statue overlooking Marina Bay is half submerged. This is because sea levels could have risen by more than 6m, based on …

Virtual Reality

Greenland Glacier Melt Actually Warped Earth's Crust

When a Greenland glacier melted in the unusually hot summer of 2012, it pushed so much water through that it warped the Earth's crust and caused a …

Global Warming

OECD: Climate Action Can Boost World’s Economy By 5 Percent

Investment in climate change mitigation could add as much as 5 percent to G20 nations' GDP by mid-century, says the Organization of Economic …

Climate

Rising Tide of Citizen Scientists is Needed in Hawaiʻi

Scientists studying sea level rise at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa need your help. Impacts of some of our highest tides of the year are …

Climate Change

Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget will never actually determine how the government spends your money: Potus proposes and Congress disposes. But …

Flood Insurance

Trump Administration Edits Science, Again

The Department of Interior edited a news release on a study coauthored by government scientists to remove a mention of climate change , the …

Climate Change

Sea level rise accelerating nearly 3x faster than during 20th century

Sea-level rise, one of the planet's most dire side effects of man-made global warming, is accelerating nearly three times as rapidly as during the 20th century, according to a new study.<p>Sea-level rise recently "accelerated significantly,” said study lead author Sönke Dangendorf of the University of …

Climate Change

The sea is rising three times faster than we thought.

Global sea-level rise before 1990 was smaller than previously thought — which means all the sea-level rise we’ve observed since 1990 has been …

Climate Change

New sea level estimates show strong, recent acceleration

New approach to handling pre-satellite data shows slower rise in the past.<p>Humanity has trillions of dollars of infrastructure within a meter of the …

Climate Change

Trump administration gives sea-level study a little touch-up

It would make sense for Republicans, like all Americans, to be concerned about rising sea levels. But in recent years, GOP officials’ concerns have …

Climate Change

Sea level rise predicted to double flood frequency on Louisiana coast

The small floods that submerge roads and sometimes enter homes along Louisiana's coast could become more than an occasional headache. A new study …

Climate Change

Climate Change May Force Millions Of Americans To Move Inland

New research suggests that every U.S. state could be affected by rising sea levels.<p>In low-lying island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives, the term “climate migrant” is all too familiar. Rising sea levels have already forced some Pacific Ocean communities to flee from their homes and there are …

Climate Change

A New Report Warns That Antarctica Might Be Heading for an "Unstoppable Disintegration"

Due to climate change.<p>A new report by the <i>New York Times</i> casts a troubling light on effects of climate change in Antarctica as the southern hemisphere's ice cap appears to be in "the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration."<p>The three-part, interactive feature follows a group of <i>Times</i> reporters …

Climate Change

C-130 Crew Gets a Rude Shock When They Fly Their Plane Below Sea Level

What happens when your electronics aren't programmed for every contingency.<p>Modern planes have electronics designed to make navigation easier and more accurate. Aircrews know their location within just a few meters and they can plot complicated flight patterns with ease. But what happens when the …

Climate Change

Oceans rising three times faster now than they were in 1990

A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, …

Climate Change

'The great unknown': New climate change data lifts the sea-level threat

The giant ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland are melting faster than scientists previously estimated, raising the prospect of faster sea level …

Climate Change

Extreme flooding to double along the coastline

<b>Why can’t I read this article?</b><br>This article is considered premium content, which is available to subscribers only during the week of publication under …

Climate Change

Meet the fixer: This organizer is uniting millennials.

A lot of climate hawks spent late 2016 and early 2017 in reassessment or mourning. Meanwhile, Anthony Torres was busy channeling his fellow engaged …

Environmentalism

The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Climate

Climate change: Model predicts Australia to lose famous sites in new sea-level rise

Sydney's Circular Quay and Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne's Docklands and Perth's Elizabeth Quay will all be underwater in dramatic new …

Climate Change

How a possible two-metre sea level rise would flood thousands of Melbourne homes

Flood modelling shows Melbourne homes risk flooding by century end if sea levels rise by two metres.

Climate Change

Scientists Predict There Will Be No Glaciers in the Contiguous US by 2050 -- but Trump Is Stomping on the Gas Pedal

(Photo: Jay Ruzesky; Edited: LW / TO)Sea-level rise is now projected to be even higher than expected, and warming oceans are losing their oxygen much …

Climate Change

What does sustainable development mean for S'pore?

May 22, 2017 5:00 AM<br>At the grand entrance of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is a relic from the past that speaks of the …

Climate Change

Higher seas may force New Zealand towns to retreat inland: GNS Science study to investigate

Researchers have begun investigating how some New Zealand communities could be pulled back from hazard zones in the face of flooding driven by …

Climate Change

Those menacingly high sea levels may come sooner than we think

YOU’VE HEARD THIS one before: The Earth is complex and constantly changing, so how can scientists possibly know that burning fossil fuels will do so much harm to the planet? This argument has never been persuasive. It is no mystery that adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere will trap more …

Climate Change

Vizcaya's Mermaids Are Slowly Dissolving Into the Sea

For a century, the mermaids at Vizcaya have gazed at their refined reflections on the surface of the water, but over the years, the statues have …

Miami

Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, but it’s going to drown Mar-a-Lago

Florida is at extreme risk of rising sea levels.<p>President Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and a very expensive “tax” on American businesses that make the US less competitive. He has threatened to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord, in which countries around the world …

Climate Change

Imagining a New York City ravaged by climate change

Authors of so-called “climate fiction” envision a drowned, dystopian NYC, but that reality is closer than ever<p>In the centuries since its founding, New York City has been destroyed countless times. It has been inundated by tsunamis, frozen in a new Ice Age, crushed by atomic-age monsters, and left …

Climate Change

Rising sea levels could mean twice as much flood risk in Los Angeles and other coastal cities

The effects of rising oceans on coastal flooding may be even worse than we thought. Scientists have found that a mere 10 to 20 centimeters of sea-level rise — which is expected by 2050 — will more than double the frequency of serious flooding events in many parts of the globe, including along the …

Climate Change