Rising sea level

Increased flooding, accelerated sea-level rise in Miami since 2006, Florida

A new study found that Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida. The study, made by researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric...

April 05, 2016

Study suggests current changes in the ocean around Antarctica could trigger steep rise in sea levels

A new study suggests that current conditions in the ocean around Antarctica​ could led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. Warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of

October 06, 2014

Pacific Islands capital to be relocated due to coastal hazards and climate change

Taro, the capital of Solomon Island's Choiseul Province, is getting relocated to the mainland due to coastal hazards and the risk of rising sea levels resulting from climate change. This marks the first time a Pacific Islands capital with al

August 19, 2014

Meteo-tsunami hits several cites along Adriatic coast, Croatia

A meteorological tsunami or meteo-tsunami event was observed today in several Croatian cities along the Adriatic coast. In some places sea levels rose up to 2 meters.According to Darko Dragojević, a member of independent Croatian meteorological

June 25, 2014

GOCE revealed the height of sea is not the same everywhere on Earth

New precision gravity data from ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed that the sea is lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Winds, currents, tides and different temperatures cause seawater to pile up in some regions and dip in others, so in fact, the

February 20, 2013

Explore the future's rising seas - New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

For the last 100 years sea levels have been rising. Several processes are at work so the levels of rising seas are not equal everywhere - while at some places land is sinking, at the other is rising. Stronger currents create slopes in sea surface, and since all

February 10, 2013

Rising sea level will displace a substantial fraction of the human population

Globally, sea level is now rising at a rate of about a foot a century and the rate appears to be accelerating. Experts say the human emissions of greenhouse gases that may make a huge increase of sea level inevitable, are expected to occur in just the next few

January 29, 2013

January "king tides" threaten coastal areas worldwide

High tides will be extra high everywhere around the world this week because the Earth is at perihelion - the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the Sun. Occurring several times a year, king tides happen when the Earth, moon and sun align in a way that

January 11, 2013

Global sea level drop caused by La Nina

A new study shows that the 2011 La Nina was so strong that it caused global mean sea level to drop by 5 millimeters (0.2 inches).  This occurred concurrently with the La Nina phase of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) which involves a shift in ocean surface

November 04, 2012

Cyclone Ladislav raised Adriatic sea levels, submerged streets along Croatian coastline cities

Gale-force south Cyclone Ladislav developed over northern Italy and northern Adriatic sea, causing floods along Adriatic sea coastlines on November 1, 2012. Combination of full moon, low air pressure along with strong winds blowing from the sea toward the coast,

November 02, 2012

Coastal erosion caused by rising sea level is greater than previously thought

The anticipated rise in sea levels due to climate change will result in coastlines receding worldwide through erosion. Rising sea level inundates low-lying areas, converts wetlands to open water, erodes beaches, exacerbates flooding, and increases the salinity of

September 08, 2012

Saltwater coming upstream into the Mississippi river, US

Salt water is threatening drinking water in the New Orleans area. Due to low water levels in the Mississippi River, salt water has been moving far upriver and was at the outskirts of New Orleans by August 15, reaching about 145 km (89 miles) north of the mouth of

August 17, 2012

USGS reports sea-level rise accelerating in Atlantic coast of North America

Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report published in Nature Climate Change.Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the 600-mile stretch of

July 06, 2012

SREX summary by IPCC - Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a summary of its special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation - SREX. The summary was released after three years of assessing climate

November 29, 2011

No bright future for Thailand's capital - Bangkok is sinking

The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say. Bangkok is sinking! The low-lying metropolis lies just 30 kilometres

November 09, 2011

South Pacific islands running out of water

A state of emergency has been declared on the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu as stocks of drinking water dwindle following months of drought. Officials of the world's fourth smallest nation have said that parts of the tropical atoll may have only a two-day supply of

October 05, 2011

Newly discovered Icelandic current could change climate picture

Scientists discovered new ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ) far below the sea's surface near Iceland. It could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change. The NIJ contributes to a key component of the Atlantic Meridional...

August 25, 2011