Sea level rise could threaten 300,000 US coastal homes, in the “business-as-usual” scenario

A problem that will certainly strike close to home for many people.

Sea level rise is accelerating, could lead to twice as much sea level rise by 2100 than previously expected

Sea levels aren’t only rising, they’re doing so at an accelerating rate.

Rising seas risk washing tens of thousands archaeological sites clean off the map in the US alone

Children in the future will have a much soggier view of their roots.

Why sea levels around Finland and Sweden are dropping while the rest of the world is drowning

Earth is not a bathtub and some places actually experience a sea level drop due to climate change.

Society will buckle under 2 billion climate-refugees by 2100 as rising oceans displace whole cities

The short of it keeps popping up in all kinds of studies: stop emissions!

Global sea levels rose 50% faster than two decades ago because of Greenland’s melting ice sheet

The cost of non-action could be dramatic by the end of the century.

Real extent of sea level rise obscured by 1991 massive volcano eruption

How a volcano may have hidden sea level rise all this time.

More than 13 million Americans could be at risk from sea level rise by 2100

A new study analyzing sea level rise forecasts as well as population growth projections found that we’ve underestimated just how many people would be impacted by rising waters. Anywhere from 4.3 to 13.1 million people from the US alone will face the risk of inundation by 2100, according to their estimate.

Sea levels rise at fastest rate since the founding of Roman empire

A study ten years in the making found that sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in the last 2,800 years. The researchers say that greenhouse gas emissions that build up in the atmosphere and heat the planet, melting glaciers and ice sheets, are to blame for this sharp rise.

How rising sea levels will affect US: Miami and New Orleans underwater by 2100

A study assessed how sea level rise at the hand of global warming will affect coastal populations in the United States. The analysis made by Climate Central, a nonprofit news organization that analyzes and reports on climate science, found 20 million Americans’ homes might be flooded, and more than 1,500 U.S. cities and municipalities could have at least half of their residential area under water if the world emits under a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of damage that’s already been done. Carbon emitted today will continue to warm the planet for hundreds of years and its effects on the climate are already locked in. Cities like Miami and New Orleans are ‘already lost in the long run,’ said Ben Strauss, vice president for sea level and climate impacts at Climate Central.

Climate change will raise sea levels by 20 feet – and this is no surprise

The media is abuzz with disturbing headlines, warning us that even reduced levels of global warming will cause massive sea level rise, up to 20 feet (6 meters). Unfortunately, that’s true. But what’s almost as worrying is that everyone is treating this as news, when in fact, we’ve known for quite a while that this is bound to happen. The

America’s first climate change refugees: Hundreds forced to flee their Alaska village before it goes underwater

It’s hard to find Kivalina on the map as it is, but soon it will be impossible – the place is quickly disappearing. Kivalina is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for many generations. But due to a huge retreat of Arctic ice which left it very vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels, Kivalin

Some 1,700 US cities under threat of going under-water by 2100

According to a recently published in the journal PNAS, some 1,700 cities in the United States coastal areas are under threat of becoming swept by water as a results of rising sea levels due to climate change. The list of threatened communities spans Sacramento, California – which lies far from the sea but would be vulnerable to flooding in the San

Natural defenses work wonders in limiting coastal damage

Reefs, dunes and marshes – these are the key allies in protecting the threatened lives and property against storm surges and long-term sea-level rise. Two thirds of the US coastal area is protected by natural environments (coastal forests, reefs, sand dunes and wetlands) – not by man made structures. They defend both the lives, and the valuable properties in in

Climate Change Threatens Drinking Water

As sea levels rise coastal communities could lose up to 50 percent more of their fresh water supplies than previously thought, according to a new study from Ohio State University. This is not just bad news for them; it is a warning for everybody.Studies have shown how altwater will intrude into fresh water aquifers, given the sea level rise predicted