A Drop in the Ocean – CNN Interactive

Sauðárkrókur, Iceland © 2014 D. Shrestha Ross


As the world experiences sea level rise, Iceland’s waters are falling — and flowing to the other side of the planet…

Where Iceland gets its name from is no mystery — around a tenth of the country is covered by glaciers. But the Arctic is experiencing the most dramatic temperature rise in the world, and as a result, Iceland is now losing around 10 billion tons of ice each year, according to NASA. At this rate, Iceland could be iceless by 2200….

Sea-level variability to increase with ocean warming

A global tendency for future sea levels to become more variable this century as oceans warm, due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions was identified by a team of researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi.