Tagged: sea level rise

The challenge and importance of predicting sea-level rise - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 06, 2017

By Prof Tim Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University Wellington By the end of the century it is predicted that rising sea-level will directly impact more than 200 million people around the world. The damage to property and infrastructure, groundwater, and the prospect of widespread displacement of people will indirectly affect every one of us on this … Read More

Thirty Million: Sobering look at the impact of sea level rise - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 14, 2016

A team of New Zealand filmmakers has released a documentary focussing on the estimated 30 million people in Bangladesh likely to be displaced by the end of the century as a result of sea level rise.  The documentary was funded by the United Nations and features a short, powerful interview with our own Helen Clark, administrator of the UN Development Programme and a front … Read More

Sea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific: first scientific evidence - Guest Work

Guest Work May 09, 2016

By Simon Albert, The University of Queensland; Alistair Grinham, The University of Queensland; Badin Gibbes, The University of Queensland; Javier Leon, University of the Sunshine Coast, and John Church, CSIRO Sea-level rise, erosion and coastal flooding are some of the greatest challenges facing humanity from climate change. Recently at least … Read More

Floods for you; sea level rise for me - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Apr 21, 2016

Professor James Renwick With sixteen percent of New Zealanders living in the coastal zone, and two thirds in areas prone to flooding, most of us are likely to feel the watery effects of climate change. A new Royal Society of New Zealand report, Climate Change Implications for New Zealand, says your local council should be thinking about … Read More

Rise and fall: social collapse linked to sea level in the Pacific - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 16, 2016

Patrick D. Nunn, University of the Sunshine Coast Last month I spent some time in Navunievu, a coastal village near the western tip of Vanua Levu island in Fiji. The people of Navunievu worry about sea-level rise and their concern is not exaggerated. Every high spring tide, much of the lower part of the village is flooded (it … Read More

What can the Pacific expect from the changing climate? - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 16, 2016

Though we are already locked into sea level rise of at least 20 centimetres by 2050, the window of opportunity to act has not yet closed on us, climate scientists say. Victoria University professors James Renwick (Physical Geography) and Tim Naish (Antarctic Research Centre) presented a keynote address on Monday at the Pacific Climate Change conference, hosted by … Read More

Climate change felt in the Pacific now, not in 100 years - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 15, 2016

Anote Tong wants to build a sea wall around a church. It’s the only thing remaining in a Kiribatian village: the rest has been washed away by the rising sea. “There is a village where the people are all gone, because there is no village.” The President of the Republic of Kiribati says the church needs a sea wall to … Read More

Sea level rise is real: why we need to retreat from unrealistic advice - Unsorted

Guest Work Dec 04, 2015

Mark Gibbs, Queensland University of Technology Coastal communities around the world are being increasingly exposed to the hazards of rising sea levels, with global sea levels found to be rising faster over the past two decades than for the bulk of the 20th century. But managing the impacts of rising seas for some communities is being … Read More

A climate bet – any takers? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Oct 13, 2015

So these stickers have been going up around Wellington. Much of Wellington is built on land that rose up out of the harbour in the 19th century during one of Wellington’s charming earthquakes. A climate change advocacy group’s been putting up the stickers. I hate climate scaremongering. It too easily leads people to dismiss both the sensible and the crazy … Read More

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