Tag Archive for 'rising sea level'

Atlantic hurricane storm surges will increase with global warming

March 26th, 2013 by National Oceanography Centre

Extreme storm events of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina will occur more frequently because of climate change, according to a study involving the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. The research, published in the paper ‘Projected Atlantic hurricane surge threat from rising temperatures‘ in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) concludes […]

Greenland ice sheet may disappear with global warming of 1.6° Celsius

March 12th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought. The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet completely is in the range of 0.8 to 3.2° Celsius global warming, with a best estimate of 1.6° above pre-industrial levels, shows a study by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for […]

Thinking outside the box – the link between earthquakes and climate change

March 13th, 2011 by Richard Lord

When the international media gives you an instant view of the latest natural disaster to strike humanity it can be overwhelming.  The human tragedy this year in, to name a few countries: Brazil, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and now Japan is unimaginable for those who have not suffered it. Even the images shock. When […]

U.S. coastal flooding risk from rising sea level mapped

February 18th, 2011 by Springer Science and Business Media

Rising sea levels could threaten an average of nine percent of the land within 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100, according to new research led by University of Arizona scientists. The Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts will be particularly hard hit.  Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Florida., and Virginia Beach, Virginia. could lose more than ten […]