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Growing Threat to Sea Levels:
Aug 29, 2022 11:12 AM CDT
Growing Threat to Sea Levels: 'Zombie Ice'
Melting Greenland ice sheet expected to lose 3% of its mass, no matter what
- "Zombie ice" from the massive Greenland ice sheet will eventually raise the global sea level by at least 10 inches on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie (aka doomed) ice is ice that's still attached to thicker areas of ice but is no longer getting...
Maldives Floating City
Offers Vision of Future
Jun 26, 2022 3:20 PM CDT
Maldives Floating City Offers Vision of Future
Project could prove that human societies can survive and thrive on open seas
- A new city is rising in the Indian Ocean, and it’s not intended as a tourist trap or playground for the wealthy. Per CNN, the project is a joint venture between the Maldives government and developer Dutch Docklands, which hails from a country with deep experience adapting to intrusive...
'Make No Mistake:
Sea Level Rise Is Upon Us'
Feb 15, 2022 5:50 PM CST
'Make No Mistake: Sea Level Rise Is Upon Us'
NOAA releases report detailing the acceleration
- America's coastline will see sea levels rise in the next 30 years by as much as they did in the entire 20th century, with major Eastern cities hit regularly with costly floods even on sunny days, a government report warns. Brace yourself for some jarring numbers, which come compliments...
in case you missed it
Jul 24, 2021 8:30 AM CDT
Moon Could Help Trigger a Decade of Flooding
Effects on tides might not be huge, but researchers say some coastal areas are 'close to the brim'
- Flooding in the 2030s might make us look back fondly on this decade. NASA sea level researchers say high tide flooding could seriously worsen next decade along US coastlines, NPR reports. That's the sort of flooding in which water invades streets and yards in coastal areas. "Nuisance floods,...
Sea Levels Have Florida
Housing Market 'in Distress'
Oct 16, 2020 1:30 PM CDT
Sea Levels Have Florida Housing Market 'in Distress'
Prices and number of sales are dropping in exposed coastal areas
- A 2018 study warned that 64,000 Florida homes were at risk to chronic flooding by 2045 because of rising sea levels. The figure rises to 1 million homes by 2100. Now, new research suggests this effect already is showing up in the state's real estate market, reports NPR...
Greenland Ice: They'll Have
to 'Invent New Upper Scenario'
in case you missed it
Dec 14, 2019 12:00 PM CST
Greenland Ice: They'll Have to 'Invent New Upper Scenario'
It's melting 7 times faster than it did in the 1990s
- Greenland's ice sheet is melting so fast that researchers will have to move the goalposts to estimate the impact on humans in the coming years. That's according to the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise, a consortium of nearly 100 polar scientists who reviewed all satellite observations of...
Another SE Asian Nation
May Be Moving Its Capital
Sep 30, 2019 10:20 AM CDT
Another SE Asian Nation May Be Moving Its Capital
Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is considering such a switch to provide relief to overcrowded Bangkok
- Bangkok is beset by a slew of issues tied to overcrowding, including pollution, traffic congestion, and even sea level rise. That's led Thailand's prime minister to consider a drastic solution: moving the capital elsewhere. The two options that seem the most feasible in Prayut Chan-o-cha's mind, per...
UN Report: Sea-Level Rise
Worse Than We Thought
Sep 25, 2019 6:48 AM CDT
UN Report: Sea-Level Rise Worse Than We Thought
It could climb 3.6 feet by 2100: IPCC report
- The words of Greta Thunberg were still echoing at the UN Climate Action Summit as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, describing evidence of climate change from one pole to the other, in ocean depths and mountain peaks. If carbon emissions continue to increase, sea level...
Over 3 Days, 29B Tons
of Ice Melted Here
Aug 2, 2019 10:50 AM CDT
Over 3 Days, 29B Tons of Ice Melted Here
Greenland is experiencing near-record melting of surface ice
- Forget about ice skating in Greenland: The island nation's surface ice is melting at a nearly record rate as Europe's heat wave moves into the Arctic, CNN reports. And by melting, we mean 11 billion tons on Thursday alone; 11 billion tons on Wednesday, per the CBC ; and...
It's a Grim Prognosis
for Bengal Tigers
May 10, 2019 10:14 AM CDT
It's a Grim Prognosis for Bengal Tigers
One of their biggest strongholds may be gone entirely in 50 years
- One of the world’s largest populations of wild tigers will be without its major habitat in 50 years, according to a new UN study. Research published this month in the journal
Science of The Total Environment
predicts rising sea levels will be "enough to decimate" the few hundred...
Big News on
Glacier: 'We Didn't
Mar 27, 2019 9:45 AM CDT
Big News on Famously Thinning Glacier: 'We Didn't Believe It'
But scientists aren't too excited about sudden thickening of Greenland's Jakobshavn
- "At first, we didn't believe it." Indeed, the data presented to NASA glaciologist Ala Khazendar and colleagues regarding Jakobshavn Glacier was almost unbelievable. For 20 years, Jakobshavn has been Greenland's fastest-thinning and fastest-flowing glacier. Its thickness shrank 500 feet from 2003 to 2016. But since then,...
De Blasio: To Save Manhattan,
We Must Make It Bigger
Mar 14, 2019 3:48 PM CDT
De Blasio: To Save Manhattan, We Must Make It Bigger
$10B plan would combat rising sea levels
- "Lower Manhattan will be secure from rising seas through 2100" under a $10 billion plan offered up by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The plan to "climate proof" the region involves extending a stretch of eastern coastline 500 feet, or about two blocks, into the East...
'It's Too Late': Greenland's
Ice Melt Will Raise Sea Levels
Jan 22, 2019 10:25 AM CST
'It's Too Late': Greenland's Ice Melt Will Raise Sea Levels
'The only question is: How severe does it get?'
- Glacial ice on Greenland's coasts is calving into the sea , but that's just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. By 2012, ice loss on Greenland's massive ice sheet had accelerated to a rate nearly four times what it was in 2003, and it may have...
Greenland Villagers Flee as
Giant Iceberg Approaches
Jul 13, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
Greenland Villagers Flee as Giant Iceberg Approaches
The giant hunk of ice could cause flooding as it approaches the town of Innaarsuit
- A huge iceberg heading for a tiny Greenland town has sent villagers fleeing. Per Newsweek , the berg is so big it found itself lodged on the sea floor just beside the town of Innaarsuit, where the around 170 residents fear flooding could occur as chunks fall into the sea. The...
Antarctic Ice Melt
Is Accelerating Rapidly
Jun 14, 2018 3:31 AM CDT
Antarctic Ice Melt Is Accelerating Rapidly
3 trillion tons of ice have melted since 1992, study says
- Scientists monitoring ice loss in Antarctica have chilling news: The melting rate has accelerated alarmingly and the ice sheet is now shedding more than 200 billion tons a year, according to a study involving 88 scientists published in the journal
. The researchers say the rate of ice loss has...
GOP Congressman: Rocks,
Silt the Cause of Rising Seas
May 18, 2018 8:28 AM CDT
GOP Congressman: Rocks, Silt the Cause of Rising Seas
Erosion is 'primary cause of sea level rise in the history of our planet,' says Mo Brooks
- "What about the White Cliffs of Dover?" With that, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology made clear his skepticism about human-driven climate change Wednesday, suggesting rocks falling into the sea accounted for sea level rise. Alabama Republican Mo Brooks responded to a scientist's...
Giant Antarctic Ice 'Cork'
May 1, 2018 1:07 PM CDT
Giant Antarctic Ice 'Cork' Is Deteriorating
Scientists prepping for $27.5M study of Thwaites Glacier, how sea level rise will be affected
- An Antarctic glacier is losing so much ice that it contributed to about 4% of the planet's total sea level rise in recent years—and scientists are now concerned this rapid melting could remove one of the few "corks" keeping the West Antarctic Ice Sheet at bay. That'...
Scientists: 500-Year Flooding
in NYC Could Happen Every 5
Oct 24, 2017 3:07 AM CDT
Scientists: 500-Year Flooding in NYC Could Happen Every 5
'This is kind of a warning'
- Within the next three decades, floods that used to strike the New York City area only once every 500 years could occur every five years, according to a new study released just days before the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The study, performed by researchers at several universities and published...
Rise in Sea Levels Turning
Coastland Into 'Ghost Forests'
Aug 1, 2017 11:00 AM CDT
Rise in Sea Levels Turning Coastland Into 'Ghost Forests'
'It's dramatic and it's changing faster than it has before in human history'
- They're called "ghost forests"—dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas. The process has occurred naturally for thousands of years, but it has accelerated in recent decades as polar ice melts and raises sea levels, scientists say, pushing salt water farther inland and...
From Elsewhere ...
Nov 26, 2016 1:49 PM CST
Miami Beach's Sand Comes From Elsewhere ... Problematically
It's pumped up sand from seafloor, and now that nearby sand is tapped out
- Sand may seem like an infinite natural resource, but as cities with beaches around the world know all too well, it's anything but. And Miami Beach, Fla., is standing at a crossroads now that it, along with the US Army Corps of Engineers, has spent years pumping up sand...
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