Satellite observations confirm sea level rise is accelerating

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There is a new study that presents yet more evidence that sea level is not only rising, but that the observed rate of that rise is accelerating. It is entitled, “Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era“, and has been published this week within the Proceedings of the National Academy of sciences. Quick … Read moreSatellite observations confirm sea level rise is accelerating

The Global impact of Melting ice sheets on ocean tides

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We know that sea level is rising, that has been well-established. In fact we know that the rate of that rise is accelerating, that has also been established. We also understand why sea level is rising. As global temperatures increase you not only have the rather obvious melting of land based ice taking place, but … Read moreThe Global impact of Melting ice sheets on ocean tides

What is the worst case scenario for sea level rise?

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There is a new study that highlights what needs to happen if we are going to avoid a dramatic rise in sea level by 2100. The worst case scenario that we are now looking at is a rise of about four feet. The Study It is entitled “Linking sea level rise and socioeconomic indicators under … Read moreWhat is the worst case scenario for sea level rise?

US Interior Department has no idea why sea level is rising

As yet another data point on the chart of the disconnect between the new US Administration and reality, there was a recent press release that highlights how the frequency of US Coastal flooding will double in the next decades. That risk is of course quite distinctly real. What is absent, the elephant that has apparently stepped … Read moreUS Interior Department has no idea why sea level is rising

Antarctic Ice and Three very scary words “We don’t know”

There are some things we do know. For example we know that if all the ice in the Antarctic melted then sea level will rise by about 200 feet (60 meters). So how far above sea level is your house? Actually no, you don’t need to personally worry about waking up tomorrow and finding a super-high … Read moreAntarctic Ice and Three very scary words “We don’t know”