A new peer-reviewed paper published on 29th Oct within Nature Communications highlights the risk that millions face from sea level rise by 2100. Titled “New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding“, the paper translates sea level rise projections into actual exposures. Highlights As a result of heat-trapping pollution … Read more Sea level rise – Millions at risk by 2100
Last May I was writing about sea level rise. That posting was about a new study that had revised the projected sea level rise from 1 meter to 2 meters by the year 2100, just 81 years from now. There is of course nothing magical about the year 2100, it does not mark the end-game. … Read more More Evidence for historical sea level
Reports of dramatic melt events in Greenland provoke different reactions. Some, (thankfully only a small number), sit back and observe, “It is summer, this is what happens in the summer“. Others respond more dramatically. During the last Democratic debate, long-shot candidate Andrew Yang urged people to move away from the coast because we are already … Read more Should we be worried about Greenland?
There is a new study. Titled “Global sea-level contribution from Arctic land ice: 1971–2017” and published 21st Dec, it lays out the data for the amount of ice loss and sea level rise since 1971. The publication of this study motivated one of the authors to tweet as follows … Quick Summary The study itself … Read more Trillions of tonnes of Ice Loss and Sea level
A new study has been published in nature that reveals some very worrying data. Looking back to see what has actually happened in the past is a good way to work out what is coming as we warm the planet, and it is that data that reveals the degree of warming required to melt vast … Read more New Study: Moderate warming will lead to huge increases in Sea level