I have lived in South Florida all of my life. Never has a storm, not even Category 5 Hurricane Andrew, harmed the beachfront. Look at Fort Lauderdale now! Superstorm Sandy didn’t even come near us! Is this the beginning of Sea Level Rise? Fort Lauderdale beach no longer even exists! Waves are crashing against the roadway. It you don’t know what it looked like before, Google: Fort Lauderdale Beach image.
The Coast is sinking!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This summer the North Carolina Senate passed a bill banning researchers from reporting predicted increases in the rate of sea level rise. But the ocean, unbound by legislation, is rising anyway — and in North Carolina this rise is accelerating, researchers reported here yesterday (Nov. 6) at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.
On the coast of North Carolina and at other [...]
* Sea rise due to thermal expansion will go on for centuries
* Deep emissions cuts can help slow rise
By Nina Chestney
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down, climate scientists said in a study on Sunday.
A lot of climate research shows that rising greenhouse gas emissions are [...]
Rising sea levels could swallow much of Southern Florida in the next century, experts have warned.
Scientists attending a conference on climate change last week told how Florida is more vulnerable than anywhere else in the country.
‘Forty percent of the nation’s sea level rise risk is in Florida,’ Ben Strauss, chief operating officer of Climate Central, said.
Warning: A sunset in Islamorada, Florida Keys, which could become submerged by water in the [...]
If greenhouse-gas emissions continue unabated, the expected additional warming could raise sea levels by up to four or five feet all along the US West Coast by 2100, according to an analysis released Friday by the National Research Council (NRC).
Beyond any real estate permanently inundated, such an increase would bring some $100 billion worth of facilities that currently are high and dry into a new 100-year flood plain, according to previous [...]
Four million Americans could be at risk from flooding due to rising sea levels, scientists warned today.
Researchers found people occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland could be at risk from a rise of just one metre – the projected sea level rise by the year 2100 made by many scientists and computer models.
Two new studies claim the risk is far greater than previously thought.
By 2030: The [...]
A new study released Friday finds that Greenland has risen in recent years as the rate of ice melting has increased, a startling revelation that scientists attribute to global warming.
Speaking at a conference on Friday, a team of scientists from Ohio State University said a network of 50 GPS stations measured the uplift as the ice loss, noting that the rate of ice loss has accelerated in southern Greenland by [...]
By Richard BlackEnvironment correspondent, BBC News
Coral reefs are subject to “multiple stressors” that could destroy many within a human generation
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The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists.
In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high [...]
Is climate change raising sea levels, as Al Gore has argued — or are climate scientists doctoring the data?
The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group decided in May to add 0.3 millimeters — or about the thickness of a fingernail — every year to its actual measurements of sea levels, sparking criticism from experts who called it an attempt to exaggerate the effects of global warming.
(Reuters) – Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland’s ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 meters by 2100, an international report showed on Tuesday.
Such a rise — above most past scientific estimates — would add to threats to coasts from Bangladesh to Florida, low-lying Pacific islands and cities from London to Shanghai. It would also, for instance, raise costs of building tsunami [...]
Here’s something you don’t see every day — hundreds of new islands have been discovered around the world.
The Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.
The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images, topographical maps and navigational charts. The new total is significantly higher [...]