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As Sea Level Rise Accelerates, Buying Shorefront Property Becomes a Game of Musical Chairs

April 5, 2015 by Ivy Main

Sea Level Rise and Risk

Sea level rise may not cause widespread flooding until later in this century or into the next one, but real estate deals involve long timelines: the useful life of a new house or a commercial building can be at least fifty years, while an infrastructure project might last a hundred years or more.[read more]

Global Warming: Out of Sight, Peace of Mind

March 20, 2015 by Jim Baird

Global Warming Effects and Risk

Burying heat in the ocean will be called by some sweeping the global warming problem under the carpet. but that is not the case because the process is accomplished by converting damaging heat to productive use and further it is accomplished in no one's backyard.[read more]

Preventing Sea Level Rise in New York City While Cleaning the Air in India and China

February 25, 2015 by Steven Cohen

The New York City Panel on Climate Change predicted a hot and stormy future for the city. They are spending $20 billion to help ensure it can adapt to a more difficult future, but if the panel's prediction of two feet of sea level rise comes to pass, we will need many multiples of $20 billion to protect New York.[read more]

Short-Circuiting Sea Level Rise

October 14, 2014 by Jim Baird

Sea Level Rise Cycles

Sea level rise can be short-circuited with energy systems that pay for themselves with the power they generate. The heat of global warming is going principally into the oceans; mainly in the top, mixed, layer of the tropical seas.[read more]

UN Climate Summit: Could Rising Seas and Coastal Flooding Give Rise to New Legal Category?

September 30, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Rising Seas and New Law

Rising sea levels could potentially have the most devastating impact on small island states such as the Maldives. These small island states are already negatively impacted and can be expected to be the worst hit by continued rising sea levels – potentially even losing their entire state’s territory to the ocean.[read more]

Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

September 20, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Melt

Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise totaled half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Fox of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, it has reached the point of doubling to one millimeter per year.[read more]

Sea Level Rise and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Level Rise and Risk

The coastlines are changing, what does that mean for coastal development, ecosystems and the global economy? What about real estate values, insurance costs, or that nice little seaside village where you plan to buy a house and retire? It’s all changing.[read more]

Rising Seas: Adapting to Changing Coastlines [VIDEO]

June 24, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Level Risk and Adaptation

Oceanographer John Englander is a leading expert and educator on sea level rise. In this video, Englander explains how human civilization takes for granted global coastlines, given that for all of recorded human history, it hasn’t really moved in any significant way. But that is changing.[read more]

When Will Coastal Property Values Crash And Will Climate Science Deniers Be The Only Buyers?

May 25, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change and Coastal Risk

The latest scientific observations provide strong evidence we are headed toward the high end of sea level projections. And we already knew that devastating storm surges will become routine on the East Coast. This raises the question: What year will coastal property values crash?[read more]

Biggest Loser: Thawing Greenland Competes With Collapsing Antarctic For Fastest Ice Loss

May 23, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Shrinking Ice and Environmental Risk

The worst-case scenario for sea level rise has now become simply the “business-as-usual” scenario, recent studies from NASA make clear. NASA glaciologist Eric Rignot says that the new papers “suggest that the globe’s ice sheets will contribute far more to sea level rise than current projections show.”[read more]

NASA Research Indicates Slow, Irreversible West Antarctic Ice Melt

May 16, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Irreversible Antarctic Melt


Recently released projections for the complete collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet range from two hundred to nearly nine hundred years, but what is clear is that ice melt in this region of the southern pole is happening quicker than expected.[read more]

New Studies Suggest Many Coastal Cities Eventually To Be Abandoned With Antarctic Ice Collapse

May 15, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Coastal Sea Level Risk to Cities

New studies in Science and Geophysical Research Letters find that glaciers in the Amundsen Sea region of the great Antarctic ice sheet have begun the process of irreversible collapse. That by itself would raise sea levels 4 feet in the coming centuries.[read more]

Growing Concern Over Sea Level Rise [VIDEO]

December 8, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Levels and Safety


Researchers in Antarctica are using sophisticated equipment to drill down 500 meters below the ice shelf to measure ice loss, temperature, salinity and speed of melt. In one location measured melt rates of more than two inches per day have been observed.[read more]

Is Sea Level Rise Entering the Mainstream?

August 26, 2013 by David Hone

Sea Level Rise

Mid-August is never a great time for activity on the climate front, particularly not in holiday bound Europe. Perhaps the “highlight” of the week was the leak of a late draft of the upcoming Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC WG1 5th Assessment Report.[read more]

Book Review: 'High Tide on Main Street' by John Englander

August 17, 2013 by David Hone

Threat of Rising Seas


The tag line for "High Tide on Main Street" is “Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis“ and pretty much describes the story that unfolds even from the very early pages, although this book charts a somewhat different course, at least in the first half.[read more]