Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Sea Level Rise

Climate change Litigation, A New Frontier ?

Climate change Litigation, A New Frontier ?

Today’s lawsuits may spur thinking about future liability risks among major emitters, creating awareness and thus also may have an impact on the actions of governments and corporations.

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The Human Face of Climate Change, by Michael P. Nash

The Human Face of Climate Change, by Michael P. Nash

The film, an 89-minute documentary on the repercussions of climate change on human migration, delves into the unique challenges presented when people are forced onto foreign shores.

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Coastal Erosion In The Seychelles

Coastal Erosion In The Seychelles

Climate change and sea level rise are shaping the Seychelles Islands in spectacular ways. Rocks along the coast have been worn away, leaving dramatic formations and sand patterns, and more importantly, leaving the coastline unprotected from storm surges and flash flood.

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Rising Waters Threatened The Coast of North Carolina

Rising Waters Threatened The Coast of North Carolina

Climate change is carving its name into the state’s retreating shorelines. Planners are taking official notice as they prepare for a wetter world.

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A Retreat In The Face Of a Rising Sea, California

A Retreat In The Face Of a Rising Sea, California

Higher ocean levels force California officials to move facilities inland – a managed retreat – an action that is expected to recur along the coast as the ocean rises over the next century, and as coastal communities have to come to grips with worsening coastal erosion.

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Sea Level Rise And The World’s Beaches, by Orrin H. Pilkey

Sea Level Rise And The World’s Beaches, by Orrin H. Pilkey

Of all the various anticipated impacts of global climate change, sea level rise will likely be the first to produce a human catastrophe on a global scale. If our beaches are to survive for our grandchildren’s enjoyment, the time has come to plan the big withdrawal.

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Bangladesh Sand to Help Keep the Maldives Afloat

Bangladesh Sand to Help Keep the Maldives Afloat

After looking to buy land in other countries, Maldives, one of the lowest countries on the planet, with an average land level of 1.5 metres above sea level, is making a last-ditch effort to avoid its citizens becoming climate refugees. It is importing sand.

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Australia’s Twelve Apostles

Australia’s Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles is the name given to a collection of natural limestone stacks that rise up to 150ft (46m) from the sea and were formed by erosion of the original coastline, which began 10 to 20 million years ago.The coast is dynamic and as erosion is ongoing, some more stacks are collapsing while other “Apostles” are likely to form from further erosion of other rocky headlands that line the Victorian coastline.

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King Tides Seen as a Model for Rising Seas

King Tides Seen as a Model for Rising Seas

The King Tide Photo Initiative 2010, launched by the British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment in Canada, asks individuals to record the possible impacts of sea level rise by photographing high water level events in B.C.’s coastal areas, to help build a photo library and to offer us a chance to visualize what normal sea levels may look like in the future.

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SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

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