Prehistoric communities off the coast of Britain embraced rising seas – what this means for today's island nations

New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.

Robert Barnett, Lecturer in Geography, University of Exeter • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~24 min

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Scientists at work: Sloshing through marshes to see how birds survive hurricanes

Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.

Mark Woodrey, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~9 min

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Shrinking glaciers have created a new normal for Greenland's ice sheet – consistent ice loss for the foreseeable future

Greenland's glaciers have retreated so far that they can no longer support the ice sheet that feeds them. The ice sheet system has reached a new normal of consistent annual ice loss.

Michalea King, Postdoctoral Climate Science Researcher, The Ohio State University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren't good enough

Rising sea levels may trap more people than are displaced.

Shouro Dasgupta, Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Università Ca'Foscari • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous?

It's not just about the hurricane. How high a storm surge gets and how far it reaches also has a lot to do with the land.

Anthony C. Didlake Jr., Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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What is hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous?

It's not just about the hurricane. How high a storm surge gets and how far it reaches also has a lot to do with the land.

Anthony C. Didlake Jr., Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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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

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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

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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

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