Greenland ice sheet sheds record amount

Greenland's massive ice sheet saw a record net loss of 532 billion tonnes last year, raising red flags about accelerating sea level rise, according to new findings.

Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, confirmed

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.

Half of world's sandy beaches could disappear 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. 

Rising Sea Levels Are Displacing Villagers in Myanmar

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.

Global sea levels could rise far more than predicted

Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.

Rising sea levels could destroy Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach

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.

Greenland’s ice is melting four times faster than thought

New science suggests Greenland may be approaching a dangerous tipping point, with implications for global sea-level rise.

An Entire Hawaiian Island Has Just Vanished Off The Face of Earth

Satellite images released this week reveal that the entirety of East Island was basically wiped out by powerful storm surges in the wake of Hurricane Walaka, one of the most intense Pacific hurricanes on record.

Climate-induced sea-level rise to worsen tsunami impacts

In the wake of the latest tsunami to hit the Indonesian coast, research shows how even slight sea-level rises linked to climate change could significantly increase the devastating effects of tidal waves.

Even Moderate Warming Will Melt A Big Part Of The World's Largest Ice Sheet

A new research suggests a 2ºC (3.6ºF) rise in global temperatures could melt more than a million square kilometers (386,000 square miles) of ice if the temperatures are sustained long enough.

'Archived' heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior

Arctic sea ice isn't just threatened by the melting of ice around its edges, a new study has found: Warmer water that originated hundreds of miles away has penetrated deep into the interior of the Arctic.

Internet at Risk as Sea Levels Rise

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the USA may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study.

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

A study found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels is missed.

Antarctic ice sheet mass loss has increased

Mass losses of the Antarctica have increased global sea level by 7.6 mm since 1992, with 40% of this rise coming in the last five years alone. In West Antarctica, mass losses today amount to about 160 billion tons per year.

Antarctica ramps up sea level rise

The findings from a major international climate assessment show Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone.