Computer models could predict where we’ll go as seas rise

Researchers argue that new computer models are the best way to predict how current policies will affect migration in the face of rising sea levels.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology climate-change migration prediction sea-levels

Vintage film reveals Thwaites Glacier thaw is faster than we knew

Newly digitized archival film footage suggests that the Thwaites Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica could collapse sooner than expected

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford | Sept. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment antarctica climate-change glaciers oceans sea-levels

Hidden Antarctic instability will likely raise sea level faster

Glacier melt in Antarctica will likely cause sea levels to rise more quickly than scientists had thought.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech | July 9, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment antarctica climate-change glaciers oceans sea-levels

Snowline helps set melting speed of Greenland ice sheet

"People who study alpine glaciers have recognized the importance of snowlines for years, but no one had explicitly studied them in Greenland before."

Kevin Stacey-Brown | April 11, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change glaciers greenland ice-sheet sea-levels

Glaciers have lost more than 9 trillion tons of ice since 1961

Current annual losses amount to 335 billion tons, or about three times the ice volume stored in the entirety of the European Alps.

U. Zurich | April 8, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change glaciers ice-sheet sea-levels

How will retreating from the sea affect our health?

Advancing oceans are already displacing some small indigenous communities. New research starts to consider the effects on public health.

Jackson Holtz-Washington | March 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change land public-health sea-levels

Sea levels have already cost Annapolis over $86K

High-tide flooding in Annapolis, Maryland shows how rising sea levels already hurt coastal economies. And it's going to get worse.

Devon Ryan-Stanford | Feb. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured business cities climate-change floods money sea-levels

Melting ice sheets could wreak havoc by 2100

Simulations of melting ice sheets suggest that the fastest increase in the rise of sea levels is likely to occur between 2065 and 2075.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Feb. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment antarctica climate-change greenland oceans sea-levels

Why the Greenland ice sheet is melting away

"If Greenland is sensitive to the warming, we're going to see a lot of ice loss and therefore we're going to see a lot of sea level rise."

Mari Jensen-Arizona | Jan. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change greenland ice sea-levels

Sunken ‘beaches’ offer vision of Catalina’s undersea future

After more than a century of debate about whether California's Santa Catalina Island is rising or sinking, researchers may have the answer.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | Nov. 30, 2018 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology earthquakes islands oceans plate-tectonics sea-levels

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