Yes, human activity is to blame for sea-level rise

New research digs into the history of sea-level rise and confirms that modern changes do result from human activity.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-dioxide oceans earth-and-environment sea-levels

Antarctica, Greenland losing 318 gigatons of ice a year

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have lost 318 gigatons of ice a year for 16 years. Just one gigaton would fill 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

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

Giant ice machine leads to glacier ‘slip law’

The huge machine keeps ice at the right temperature to examine how melting glaciers slide. It led to a new "slip law" to benefit future research.

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: mathematics ice earth-and-environment sea-levels glaciers liquids

New Orleans is vulnerable to growing storm surges

As the climate warms, the Gulf Coast will become even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, research finds. That's especially true for New Orleans.

Mari Jensen-Arizona • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change floods storms united-states weather earth-and-environment sea-levels

Robot kayaks find surprisingly fast tidewater glacier melting

Researchers used robotic kayaks to track meltwater and discovered that massive tidewater glaciers may be melting a lot faster than anyone thought.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: ice featured earth-and-environment sea-levels glaciers melting

Greenland ice loss is at ‘worst-case’ levels

Greenland is losing ice mass seven times faster than it did in the 1990s. "…we're in the worst-case scenario," says one researcher.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change greenland flooding earth-and-environment sea-levels glaciers

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 • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change migration prediction science-and-technology earth-and-environment 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 • futurity
Sept. 9, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
July 9, 2019 ~8 min

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

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 • futurity
April 11, 2019 ~5 min

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

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