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Devastation still felt in Staten Island, 75 days after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused an ‘extra $8bn’ damage due to human-caused sea level rise

More than $8bn of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was due to the increase in sea levels caused by human-caused climate change, according... Read More

Extreme weather | May 18. 2021.
Sand bags protecting the beach from sea level rise, Belize

Limiting warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ land-ice contribution to sea level rise by 2100

Holding global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C – rather than following current emissions pledges – could halve the sea level rise from melt... Read More

Ice | May 5. 2021.
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Guest post: Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica

In 2015, governments from across the world committed to the Paris Agreement and its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C or 2C. Yet, the emissions... Read More

Guest posts | May 5. 2021.
Melting ice in Greenland - ice cave with blue water on inland ice sheet.

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland’s vast ice sheet could melt faster than previously thought over the 21st century, according to a new study. The Greenland ice sheet is... Read More

Ice | Dec 15. 2020.
The edge of the Greenland ice sheet.

Greenland to lose ice far faster this century than in the past 12,000 years

The scale of loss from the Greenland ice sheet will be higher this century than in any other over the past 12,000 years, a new study concludes. Ho... Read More

Ice | Sep 30. 2020.
Unseasonably warm weather as the morning sun rises over the historic landmarks along the promenade in Southport on Merseyside, UK. 2 January 2020. Credit: KeyWorded / Alamy Stock Photo

State of the climate: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record

This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020 is likely ... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 20. 2020.
Coastal flooding into car park and walkway, Mudeford quay, Dorset, UK. Credit: Helen James / Alamy Stock Photo

Existing Paris climate pledges commit sea level rise to ‘one metre by 2300’

Global greenhouse gas emissions up to 2030 could be enough to raise sea levels by more than one metre by 2300, a new study suggests. The research, ... Read More

Sea level rise | Nov 4. 2019.
Autumn leaves. Credit: Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee / Alamy Stock Photo. G8MN0T

State of the climate: Low sea ice and near-record warmth define 2019 to date

This year is shaping up to be the second warmest on record for most surface temperature datasets, behind only the super-El Niño year of 2016. This is... Read More

State of the climate | Oct 16. 2019.
The coast of Jameson land on the edge of Scoresbysund, North East Greenland Credit: BIOSPHOTO / Alamy Stock Photo

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing c... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
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Explainer: How climate change is accelerating sea level rise

Sea level rise (SLR) is one of the most severe impacts of climate change, with rising waters threatening to inundate small-island nations and coastal... Read More

Sea level rise | Sep 23. 2019.
National Flood Emergency Response in Pakistan. A family crosses the flooded streets of Pakistan.

Global sea level rise began accelerating ‘30 years earlier’ than previously thought

Global sea level rise began to accelerate in the 1960s, 30 years earlier than suggested by previous assessments, a new study finds. The study, publ... Read More

Sea level rise | Aug 5. 2019.
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