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04 05 2021 | 11:37

Saudi Arabia bets the House on a greener planet.

As the House of Saud marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s ground-breaking Vision 2030 project, Oliver Poole in Riyadh examines its impact and why success is needed if the world is…

18 04 2021 | 07:35

Sea Level Rise Is Killing Trees on the Atlantic Coast, Creating ‘Ghost Forests’ Visible From Space.

Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina's Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a section of trail that is completely submerged. Permanent flooding…

18 04 2021 | 07:35

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash 'Unimaginable Amounts of Water' as Ice Shelves Collapse

A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder…

07 04 2021 | 10:07

Measuring shoreline retreat.

Climate change is having an undeniable influence on coastal areas. A substantial proportion of the world’s sandy coastlines are already eroding owing to increased storm surges, flooding and sea level…

12 02 2021 | 06:50

Weatherwatch: latest sea level rise forecast alarms scientists

Warming of oceans due to greenhouse gas absorption may accelerate rise to beyond 1 metre by 2100. Rising sea levels seem one of the more distant threats of the climate emergency, unless you live in…

03 02 2021 | 13:32

Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers.

Danish team predict possible 1.35m rise by 2100 and highlight issues with previous modelling. The rise in the sea level is likely to be faster and greater than previously thought, according to…

05 11 2020 | 08:49

'Ghost Forests' Are an Eerie Sign of Sea-Level Rise.

Along the Atlantic coast, ghost forests provide haunting signs of sea-level rise. These stands of bleached and broken tree trunks are all that remain after salty water inundates a forest. Matt…

24 10 2020 | 12:29

Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

North Carolina's Outer Banks are dotted with vacation beaches and historic communities. But the sweeping water views do not only draw tourists. They give locals a front row seat to sea-level rise.…

17 09 2020 | 18:10

Hidden rivers of warm water threaten vast Antarctic glacier.

Sea levels could rise more than two feet if just this one glacier collapses. One of the largest, most unstable glaciers in Antarctica is sliding into the ocean. That's due, in large part, to hidden…

15 09 2020 | 11:02

Sea level rise from ice sheets track worst-case climate change scenario.

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

09 09 2020 | 11:58

Ice sheet melt on track with ‘worst-case climate scenario’.

A recent report confirms that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, whose mass-loss rates have been rapidly increasing, are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case sea-…

16 08 2020 | 09:14

Kiribati's president's plans to raise islands in fight against sea-level rise.

Exclusive: Taneti Maamau says Kiribati will seek support from China and other allies to elevate islands from the sea, partly through dredging. Kiribati will raise its islands above the ocean as part…

06 08 2020 | 08:07

Flooding could occur daily in Sydney by the end of this century because of climate change.

Human-caused sea level rise likely caused eight out of 10 floods in the region between 1970 and 2015, a study finds. Flooding in localised areas around Sydney will happen almost every week by the…

13 06 2020 | 08:55

Mangroves Threatened by Sea Level Rise Could Disappear by 2050.

Mangroves play a vital role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere. Mangrove forests are tremendous assets in the fight to stem the climate crisis. They store more carbon than a rainforest of the…

25 05 2020 | 10:08

Climate Change Is Moving This Restaurant From Italy to Switzerland.

Rifugio Guide del Cervino is a bar and restaurant atop the Plateau Rosa, a glacial ridge in the Italian Alps. Or at least, it was. Climate change is moving it inexorably toward Switzerland as the…

15 05 2020 | 07:24

NASA: Sea Level Data

Sea Level LATEST MEASUREMENT:  December 2019 95 (± 4) mm Sea level rise is caused primarily by two factors related to global warming: the added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers and the…

15 05 2020 | 07:14

Whatever Sea Level Rise Brings, NASA Will Be There.

Greenland and coastal Louisiana may not seem to have a lot in common. An autonomous territory of Denmark, Greenland is covered in snow most of the year and is home to about 56,000 people. On the…

14 05 2020 | 07:07

Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say.

Oceans rising faster than previously thought, according to survey of 100 specialists. Sea-level rise is faster than previously believed and could exceed 1 metre by the end of the century unless…

16 03 2020 | 21:01

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected.

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate…

16 03 2020 | 20:50

How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities.

We estimate that approximately 7% of global facilities operated by MSCI ACWI Index constituents are threatened by coastal flooding risk. Nearly 62% of index constituents had at least one facility in…