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Category: Sea Level Rise

Antarctic Ice Melting From Warm Water Below

Antarctic Ice Melting From Warm Water Below

Most glacial ice melting occurs below the sea surface and in regions where ice shelves and icebergs are concentrated, as along the Antarctic coastline. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting.

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5 Misconceptions About Sea-Level Rise

5 Misconceptions About Sea-Level Rise

Clear scientific consensus on global climate change amongst scientists does exist. Every major scientific organization in the United States, Europe, and Asia has produced statements supporting the science behind the human contribution to global warming and indicating an expected acceleration in the rate of sea-level rise over the next century…

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Rising Pacific Seas Linked to Climate Change: study

Rising Pacific Seas Linked to Climate Change: study

Sea levels in the southwest Pacific started rising drastically in the 1880s, with a notable peak in the 1990s thought to be linked to human-induced climate change, according to a new study.

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Coral Links Ice Sheet Collapse to Ancient ‘Mega Flood’

Coral Links Ice Sheet Collapse to Ancient ‘Mega Flood’

Coral off Tahiti has linked the collapse of massive ice sheets 14,600 years ago to a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea-levels of around 14 meters.

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Scientists Find Slow Subsidence of Earth’s Crust Beneath the Mississippi Delta

Scientists Find Slow Subsidence of Earth’s Crust Beneath the Mississippi Delta

Earth’s crust beneath the Mississippi Delta sinks at a much slower rate than what had been assumed. However, these subsidence rates are small compared to the rate of present-day sea-level rise from the Florida panhandle to east Texas..

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New Comparison of Ocean Temperatures Reveals Rise over the Last Century

New Comparison of Ocean Temperatures Reveals Rise over the Last Century

A new study , by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, contrasting ocean temperature readings of the 1870s with temperatures of the modern seas, reveals an upward trend of global ocean warming spanning at least 100 years.

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In Paradise, and Closer Than Ever to Disaster

In Paradise, and Closer Than Ever to Disaster

For many of us who live in temperate zones, inland regions and the industrialized West, global warming is a source of anxiety, and something of an abstraction. One challenge for Nasheed, former leader of the lowest lying country, was how to communicate the problems currently apparent in the Maldives to countries where the impacts of climate change are not yet as drastic or visible. What will happen once other nations start to feel the pressure of rising sea levels?

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Precipitation Impacts Glacial Melt

Precipitation Impacts Glacial Melt

As glaciers fluctuate, retreating or adding mass, they dramatically affect the water cycle, locking up fresh water as they amass, causing the sea level to rise as they thaw and retreat.

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Dredging for sand set to begin in Topsail Beach

Dredging for sand set to begin in Topsail Beach

Sand that was lost during Hurricane Irene last year is being replaced this week. Officials in Topsail Beach expect that the pumping of sand onto the beach will started on Monday.

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