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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. ... 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... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
Blue green sea surface background with fishes full frame composition.

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. ... Read More

Sea level rise | Aug 5. 2019.
A boat transports people towards a glacier in Antarctica. Credit: Robert German / Alamy Stock Photo. M9B4XN

Studies shed new light on Antarctica’s future contribution to sea level rise

A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”, new... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 6. 2019.

Solar geoengineering may not halt ocean warming, study says

Spraying aerosols high in the stratosphere could dampen global warming over land, but may not prevent the oceans from heating up, new research says. ... Read More

Geoengineering | Oct 29. 2018.
FEMFKX Brighton, UK. 8th February, 2016. UK Weather: Huge waves break over Brighton seafront at high tide by the pier as Storm Imogen batters the south coast today with the weather forecast predicting wind speeds of up to 90 mph causing widespread flooding and damage Credit: Simon Dack/Alamy Live News

CCC: England’s coastal defences need ‘urgent’ rethink to cope with climate change

New policies are “urgently” needed to protect homes and landscapes from coastal flooding and erosion in the long term, the Committee on Climate... Read More

UK policy | Oct 26. 2018.
Al-Mina archaeological site, Tyre, south Lebanon. Credit: Paul Doyle / Alamy Stock Photo. C4E389

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more... Read More

Sea level rise | Oct 16. 2018.
DN1ENH Aberystwyth Wales UK, Wednesday 18 December 2013. At the peak of the tide, gale force winds bring massive waves crashing onto the seafront at Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast. Winds are expected to increase in severity throughout the day, peaking at 50-60mph by the late afternoon. A yellow weather warning is in place for large parts of Wales today with the Met Office warning of high winds and heavy rain that could cause localised flooding. Gusts of up to 70mph are expected in exposed coastal areas. Photo Credit: keith morris/Alamy Live News

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate... Read More

Floods | Aug 13. 2018.
Unusual iceberg at Rothera Research Station, Antarctic Peninsula. Credit: Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds.

Sea level rise due to Antarctic ice melt has ‘tripled over past five years’

The rate of sea level rise resulting from the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet has tripled over the past five years, according to new research from... Read More

Sea level rise | Jun 13. 2018.
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