US coastal cities will see month-long floods by 2050 as a result of climate change-related sea level rise, according to a new NOAA report.
With the launch of its "Earth Right Now" program, and dozens of missions in the past that asses the world climate, NASA has always been keeping a close eye on climate change. Now however, the agency had released a report on how these changes could affect them specifically, and how they will shore up their facilities to weather the changes to come.
A new study has revealed more evidence that the sea level rise the world has already experienced in recent years is not characteristic of the natural fluctuations the planet has seen over the past millennia, indicating that it is at least in-part a consequence of unnatural human influence.
The global sea level is rising, and waters around Antarctica are rising even faster. That is, according to a recent study that has found that Antarctic ice melt is causing coastal waters of the White Continent to rise at an unprecedented rate.
A new report was just released that details specifically how East Coast parts of North Carolina face significant dangers from rising sea levels. Extreme flood conditions are the main concern - an issue that some Carolinians want to stay in the dark about for fear of what new data will do to their property value.
As if there isn't enough evidence already, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) dropped its two cents in today, releasing data from 2013 that shows that global temperatures are continuing to rise while extreme weather patterns worsen. Do they claim "doomsday?" Not at all, but they do suggest that this data can help support calls for some necessary changes.
Antarctica is reportedly losing 160 billion metric tons of ice a year. Last time the continent was surveyed, it was only losing half that - showing that the "White Continent" is melting faster than anticipated.
Greenland has more ice vulnerable to climate change than scientists once realized. Researchers have determined that the "shallow" glaciers that edge Greenland's coast actually stretch approximately five dozen miles inland - potentially contributing more to rising sea levels than previously thought.
Yet another melting ice formation in Antarctica may dump so much water into the ocean that it could trigger an unstoppable rise in sea level for thousands of years to come, a new study published in Nature Climate Change revealed.
Scientists discovered that oyster reefs grow rapidly enough to match sea level rise, and may be able to keep future flooding at bay, according to research published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Despite the fact that 99 percent of Earth’s land ice is locked up in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the remaining ice in the world’s glaciers contributed just as much to sea rise as the two ice sheets combined between 2003 and 2009.