Rising Sea Levels

Latest Research Reveals Troubling Signs of Antarctica Ice Loss, Ocean Warming and Climate Warming Effects at World Heritage Sites

Antarctic ice loss

Antarctica's ice sheets are losing mass more than six-times faster than previously believed and ocean temperatures are rising as much as 40-times faster than the latest U.N. IPCC report estimates. One in four UNESCO natural World Heritage sites are "highly threatened" as a result of climate warming, according to recent research.

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What Does the Future Hold for America’s Coastal Cities?

Coastal cities face challenging times in a climate-changed world

Scientists have observed a rapidly-growing atmospheric carbon presence. Whatever your views on the cause of this phenomenon, the trend is confirmed and supported throughout the scientific community. And with increasing levels of atmospheric carbon, and the subsequent UV heat-trapping, global temperatures continue to rise. With warming atmospheric temperatures, ocean levels will also gradually increase, heralding a plethora of future problems and developments on a …

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Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

Beach erosion

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States' members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

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Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Chronic inundation and real estate value

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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