Coastal Care

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Category: Sea Level Rise

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, IPCC

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, IPCC

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries, and nations should prepare, an international panel of climate scientists warned in a report issued Wednesday. The report pointed in particular at coastal megacities.

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Global Sea Level Likely to Rise as Much as 70 Feet in Future Generations

Global Sea Level Likely to Rise as Much as 70 Feet in Future Generations

Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)–as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends–future generations will likely have to deal with a completely different world.

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Venice hasn’t stopped sinking after all

Venice hasn’t stopped sinking after all

Sea-level rise isn’t the only thing that has Venice’s famous canals rising ever-so-slightly every year: The city is also sinking, a new study shows, in contrast to previous studies that suggested the city’s subsidence had stabilized.

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Ancient Sea-Level Rise and Projections for Future Increase

Ancient Sea-Level Rise and Projections for Future Increase

The seas are creeping higher as the planet warms, but scientists have not yet reached a consensus about how high they may go. Projections for the year 2100 range from inches to several feet, or more.

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Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.

Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.

About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research.

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Salt-loving Plants Could Help Ease Food Crisis

Salt-loving Plants Could Help Ease Food Crisis

Plant scientists said they had bred a strain of wheat that thrives in saline soils, boosting the quest to feed Earth’s growing population at a time of water stress and climate change. The first beneficiaries of this could be Japanese farmers whose fields were submerged by last year’s tsunami…

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Climate change threatens Seychelles habitat

Climate change threatens Seychelles habitat

As changing season patterns bring harsher storms, storm surges, higher tides, and also much longer dry spells, international organisations are helping fight climate change in the tiny nation, the only one in the world where 50 percent of the land is a nature reserve.

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Sea-Level Rise, Subsidence, and Wetland Loss

Sea-Level Rise, Subsidence, and Wetland Loss

A USGS video describes causes of wetland loss in the Mississippi River Delta.

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Kiribati: Entire Pacific Nation Could One Day Move to Fiji

Kiribati: Entire Pacific Nation Could One Day Move to Fiji

Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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