SEA LEVEL

27/04-2022: The Guardian

New Zealand unveils plan to tackle climate crisis by adapting cities to survive rising seas

Proposals to prepare the country for more floods, massive storms and wildfires include building away from high-risk areas and protecting cultural sites

21/04-2022: The Conversation

Warmer summers threaten Antarctica’s giant ice shelves because of the lakes they create

Melting lakes on ice shelves can widen cracks within them - new research shows how these lakes change across the world’s largest sheet

21/04-2022: EurekAlert

Study illustrates nuances of gravitational pull of ice sheets

Melting land-based ice raises sea levels globally but can produce lowered levels locally

07/04-2022: The Guardian

‘It’s happening now’: how rising sea levels are causing a US migration crisis

The coming mass migration of flood-prone areas will have huge social and economic costs – but the government doesn’t have an adequate plan

15/03-2022: The Conversation

As sea levels rise, coastal megacities will need more than flood barriers

Flood threatened settlements must get everyone involved in an effort to become truly resilient cities

10/03-2022: EurekAlert

Study: Ice flow is more sensitive to stress than previously thought

Changes to a key ice flow equation could refine estimates of sea level rise

21/02-2022: EurekAlert

Accelerating melt rate makes Greenland Ice Sheet world’s largest ‘dam’

Researchers have observed extremely high rates of melting at the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet, caused by huge quantities of meltwater falling from the surface to the base

16/02-2022: The Guardian

US sea level to rise as much in next 30 years as in past century – study

Seas rising faster around the US than global average will cause ‘dramatic increase’ in number of people vulnerable to flooding

27/01-2022: Scientific American

Louisiana’s $2-Billion Gamble: Flood the Land to Save the Coast

A new engineering project would bring much needed land to eroding marshes but at a huge cost to the fishing industry

20/01-2022: PLOS One

Impact of paleoclimate on present and future evolution of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet volume lag climate changes, such that today's climate could still be affecting its size in thousands of years' time

22/12-2021: The Conversation

Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier: how its collapse could trigger global floods and swallow islands

A massive Antarctic ice shelf is showing signs of cracking and could trigger worldwide flooding

14/12-2021: Nature

Giant cracks push imperilled Antarctic glacier closer to collapse

The demise of part of the huge Thwaites Glacier would hasten sea-level rise