It’s winter in Antarctica, when sea ice cover typically grows. But this year’s sea ice is way behind, reaching record lows with implications for the planet.
An international team of scientists was amazed to discover that Greenland was a green land only 416,000 years ago. Much of the Greenland ice sheet vanished when it got warm which caused a global sea level rise.
Since 1993, the seas rose by a total of 9.1 centimeters. Two years ago, it went up by 0.27 centimeters. That one-year rise from 2021 to 2022 may sound small by comparison, but it's a harbinger.
Releasing 1000 gigatons of carbon into the atmosphere will cause the southern portion of the ice sheet to melt. If it melts entirely, global sea level would rise about 7 meters. We've emitted about 500 gigatons of carbon already.
Even if we manage to stabilize Earth's temperatures by peaking at 2 °C, Greenland's and Antarctica's vast ice sheets are on track for irreversible melting, a new study warns.
This meltdown has caused concern, as continued large-scale melting of Greenland’s ice could lead to flooding in coastal cities worldwide.
As many as 15 million people and 1,829 square km land in seven Asian cities could be affected by extreme sea-level rise and coastal flooding by 2030, a recent report by Greenpeace East Asia flagged.
Sea-level rise, which has accelerated in recent decades, threatens to permanently inundate densely populated coastal cities and communities, other low-lying lands and costly infrastructure by 2100.
According to a new study, up to half of the world’s sandy beaches are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century if no action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Millions of people in Myanmar are threatened by flooding and rapid soil erosion caused by rising sea levels. One village of 1,500 residents had to relocate entirely, moving further inland to escape the rising water, and abandoning farmland in the process.
Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.
Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
New science suggests Greenland may be approaching a dangerous tipping point, with implications for global sea-level rise.