Rising Sea Levels Threaten UK Nuclear Sites - As many as 12 of Britain's 19 civil nuclear sites are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion because of climate change, according to an unpublished government analysis obtained by the Guardian.
Climate Change Could Cripple New York’s Transportation - By mid-century, global warming-related sea level rise is expected to render these levees ineffective against even relatively weak storms, according to a 2011 climate assessment and supported by Climate Central’s report on coastal flooding. And the predicament facing La Guardia is far from unique. All three of the city’s major airports are situated along the ocean and face similar sea level rise-related risks.
Sea Level Rise: It Could Be Worse than We Think - A new analysis released Thursday in the journal Science implies that the seas could rise dramatically higher over the next few centuries than scientists previously thought — somewhere between 18-to-29 feet above current levels, rather than the 13-to-20 feet they were talking about just a few years ago.
Senate Testimony on Sea Level Rise by Ben Strauss - In my testimony today, as in my research, I will address two topics: first, how sea level rise is amplifying the risk from coastal storm surges, and then, what communities and assets are exposed at the lowest elevations.
Sea Level Rise Accelerating Faster than Initial Projections - Sea level is rising as the planet warms up, but how much it will rise, and how fast is still something climate scientists are working out. And according to study released late Tuesday in Environmental Research Letters the ocean is already rising faster than the most recent authoritative report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was projecting as recently as 2007.
Sea Level Rise Accelerating Faster Than Thought - The acceleration of the rate of sea level rise over the past couple decades is even higher than scientists had thought, according to a new study that uses a novel method to estimate the global rise of the oceans.
Trillions at Stake in Sea Level Rise for 20 Global Port Cities - It’s easy enough to appreciate that sea level rise brought on by climate change poses a hazard to people and property. It’s not so easy, however, to predict exactly how many people are likely to be affected, and how much damage the rising seas are likely to do. Climate Central spent many months doing its own analysis for the U.S, for example, and found that nearly 5M Americans will be at risk from coastal floods by 2030.