Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

David Jarratt, Senior Lecturer in Coastal Tourism, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change sea-level-rise holidays travel beach tourism coasts rewilding coastal-ecosystems vacation

As sea levels rise, are we ready to live behind giant walls?

A new study suggests raising dykes along a third of Europe's coastline, but there are more cost-effective options.

Hannah Cloke, Professor of Hydrology, University of Reading • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change sea-level-rise flooding flood-defences

Half of world's sandy beaches could disappear due to sea level rise by 2100

Sandy beaches are densely populated and occupy more than one third of the global coastline.

Abiy S. Kebede, Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering, Brunel University London • conversation
March 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  sand  sea-level-rise  coastline  oceanography  coastal-erosion  beaches

Climate change impacts in Bangladesh show how geography, wealth and culture affect vulnerability

Bangladesh is on the front lines of climate change, but factors including money, gender and religion make some Bangladeshis much more vulnerable than others. Can it find inclusive ways to cope?

Saleh Ahmed, Assistant Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University • conversation
Feb. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  climate-change  sea-level-rise  flooding  coasts  salinity  climate-change-adaptation  bangladesh

'Sea-level rise won't affect my house' – even flood maps don't sway Florida coastal residents

Can maps of people's flooded properties convince them that rising sea level is a threat?

Toby W. Bolsen, Associate Professor, American Politics, Political Science, Georgia State University • conversation
Feb. 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  sea-level-rise  coastal-flooding  climate-risk  storm-surge

Urgency of climate change may be understated in intergovernmental panel report

The world’s oceans, glaciers, and ice caps are under assault by climate change. The Gazette spoke with former Obama science adviser John Holdren about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report examining the threat.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 2, 2019 ~14 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  harvard-kennedy-school  alvin-powell  sea-level-rise  wildfire  arctic-initiative  belfer-center-for-science-and-international-affairs  global-warming  heat-wave  intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change  john-holdren  permafrost  public-opinion

Study of sea-level rise finds land sinking along East Coast

A new study, which used everything from tide gauges to GPS data to paint the most accurate picture ever of sea-level rise along the East Coast of the U.S., is suggesting that in addition to rising seas, communities along the coast may also have to contend with the land sinking.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 19, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  peter-huybers  chris-piecuch  east-coast  eastern-seaboard  huybers  ice-age  ice-age-effect  jerry-mitrovica  mitrovica  piecuch  sea-level  sea-level-estimates  sea-level-rise

Study of sea-level rise finds land sinking along East Coast

A new study, which used everything from tide gauges to GPS data to paint the most accurate picture ever of sea-level rise along the East Coast of the U.S., is suggesting that in addition to rising seas, communities along the coast may also have to contend with the land sinking.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 19, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  peter-huybers  chris-piecuch  east-coast  eastern-seaboard  huybers  ice-age  ice-age-effect  jerry-mitrovica  mitrovica  piecuch  sea-level  sea-level-estimates  sea-level-rise

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