Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rising sea levels

  • Scientists warn of rising sea levels in Fla.

    (CBS News) Florida is a battleground state, but there's another fight that President Obama and Mitt Romney are hearing about. More than a hundred scientists and economists signed a letter to both presidential candidates warning about the dangers of ...


  • Data Measures Antarctic Ice More Accurately

    The rate of global sea level change is reasonably well-established but understanding the different sources of this rise is more challenging. Using re-calibrated scales that are able to "weigh" ice sheets from space to a greater degree of accuracy than ...


  • Webtool will help coastal planners adapt to rising sea levels

    Scientists have developed a calculator that can guide coastal planners on the height and positioning necessary for infrastructure to avoid inundation and erosion as sea levels rise. The webtool, called Canute - the Sea Level Calculator, was launched in ...


  • Dozens gather in Bivalve to discuss rising sea levels

    COMMERCIAL TWP. - Thursday night's forum, "Rising Tides, Rising Concerns," brought environmental, cultural and political leaders from around the Delaware Bay watershed to historic Bivalve to talk frankly about the possibility of rising sea levels.


  • Climate documentary to hit home for coastal residents

    The documentary, which will be screened at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux next month, follows inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, as they realize that rising sea levels mean they must leave their ...


  • Rising Sea Levels Mean Evacuation of Island States In a Decade

    Some Pacific island nations including Tuvalu and the Arctic's Kivalina could have to evacuate their populations in the next ten years due to rising sea levels. It's as clear a sign as any of the existence of climate change and its irreversible impact ...


  • Sea Level Rising Toward Washington and Other Cities

    City planners in Washington, D.C. - and in most major coastal cities around the world - are asking such questions as sea level rise, which the world's climate scientists agree is being caused by manmade global warming, accelerates. Recently, the ...


  • Presidential candidates must take a stand on climate change

    Here, rising sea levels caused by the hotter temperatures of climate change are already having dramatic effects. Eight inches of sea level rise in the past century are causing flooding - damaging infrastructure, ruining fresh water, challenging our ...


  • Sea Level Rising Faster Than Average In the U.S. Northeast

    Sea level is rising all over the world thanks to the heat-trapping effect of greenhouse-gas emissions, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Coastal Research, the northeastern U.S.


  • Sea level rise accelerating, study shows

    "Acceleration in the rate of sea-level rise has the kind of compound effect you see in a savings account, or with credit card debt," Boon said.


  • Study confirms sea-level rise is accelerating along northeast U.S. coast

    The question of whether sea level is rising at a steady or increasing rate is of critical important to those tasked with planning for and adapting to coastal flooding in their communities.


  • Marsh impoundments create questions on future responses by state officials

    DNREC officials are looking at a series of options, each factoring in a measure of retreat, stemming from storm volatility and rising sea levels. The state's four impoundments started as mosquito control initiatives and have traditionally been managed ...


  • Sea levels on the U.S. east coast rising 5 times faster than global average

    The sea level on the east coast of the United States is rising five times faster than the global average, Al Jazeera reports.


  • Rising sea level to have detrimental impact on Bay Area coast

    Although it has been long confirmed that sea levels are rising at an increasingly rapid rate, the exact impact and gravity of the situation has not been determined.


  • Study helps pinpoint East Coast sea level rise

    SUMMIT COUNTY - Calculating sea level rise has been vexing for climate and ocean scientists. Melting ice and thermal expansion both contribute, but the water doesn't just go up evenly like a bathtub that's filling up.


  • Sea Level Rise Will Make Several Islands Uninhabitable Within A Decade

    Sea level rise and extreme weather is going to get so bad, that some island nations may need to evacuate within a decade, Micheal Mann, a lead climate scientist, told the Guardian at the SXSW Eco conference.


  • Florida Experts To Obama And Romney: Sea Level Rise 'Must Be Considered ...

    by Katie Valentine. Sea level rise is threatening Florida's coastlines and straining its economy, and Floridians want to know what the presidential candidates will do about it.


  • Presidential candidates urged to discuss sea-level rise at Boca Raton debate

    "Florida is already feeling the effects of sea level rise and, increasingly, it jeopardizes the health, safety, and economic well-being of our communities," states the letter, drafted by the Union of Concerned Scientists to President Obama and ...


  • Why Sea Levels Fell, Only to Rise Again

    From the beginning of 2010 until mid-2011, the average level of the world's oceans dropped by 0.2 inches (5 millimeters). But how could this happen when average sea levels have been rising for decades? A study published Oct. 4 in the journal ...


  • Supervisors back study of rising sea; Bay infrastructure threatened

    Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace brought up a recent study that determined that Humboldt County had more land and highway that will be affected by sea-level rise than any other county in the state. The study also found that Humboldt County's ...


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