Coastal flood damages are expected to increase significantly during the 21st century as sea levels rise and socioeconomic development increases the number of people and value of assets in the coastal floodplain. @richardtol@Mastodon.Social
If all the ice covering Antarctica, Greenland (Antarctica would make about 60 meters of sea-level rise, Greenland about 7.4 meters), and in mountain ice caps around the globe were to melt, sea level would rise about 70 meters (230 feet) and cover all seaside cities.
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs will grant three tribes $25 million each to relocate homes, schools, and critical infrastructure threatened by sea-level rise, flooding, and erosion. These are the first grants distributed under a program aimed at helping tribes cope with climate change.Read more o...
A short video from Local Motives shows how salt marshes are changing coastal landscapes in Maryland and New Jersey. The post How the coastal mid-Atlantic is haunted by sea-level rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
As global warming occurs, a direct reaction of the climate system is the sea level rise. This rise results from seawater expansion as a response to the temperature increase and addition of water from land-ice sheets and glaciers melting.
Ellekan, an islet in Marshall Islands, has been reduced to a pile of sand in the middle of the reef. Those who loved it have already held its funeralBefore it is lost is series of essays from the Pacific islandsOn a trip to the islet of Kalalen, eight years ago, a man named Yoster Harris ran out to mee...
As rising seas increase saltwater intrusion and soaring temperatures cause greater evaporation, scientists say that the mounting levels of salt in waters and in soils pose a major climate-related danger and could become a leading cause of climate migration globally. Read more on E360 →
Three times as many sites of sacred value, scientific wonder and natural splendour across Africa... The post Mapped: African world heritage sites threatened by sea level rise ‘to triple by 2050’ appeared first on Carbon Brief.