Tagged: sea level rise

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 Author 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

Mangroves: ‘Bioshields’ of our coastlines - News

Erica Mather Jul 27, 2015

The importance of mangroves in estuaries and river deltas has been highlighted in a new study. Vulnerable parts of the coast are protected from erosion by the mesh-like roots of mangroves that trap soil, buffering the impact of waves and tidal currents. New Zealand and UK scientists utilised data on the New Zealand mangrove (mānawa) in a new … Read More

ANZICE Part 2: Antarctic Climate Drivers - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood May 24, 2010

To ask the question, ’How will Antarctica respond to a warmer world?’ is similar to pondering, ’What was the weather like in the United States last century?’ In both cases there are multiple layers of complexity — from persistent regional disparities to variability on a range of timescales — yet this is a question being tackled by Earth … Read More

Polar ice keeps melting – whichever way you look at it - Degrees of Change

Andy Reisinger Oct 15, 2009

At the risk of banging on and on about it: another research article just out today from the prestigious journal Nature has used satellite-based measurements to show that the thinning of glaciers that are draining the Greenland and key parts of the Antarctic ice sheet is increasingly widespread. A quote from the abstract: “We … Read More

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