Sea Level Rise Legislation Gets Second Chance

Legal Planet

Imperial Beach is one of many California communities vulnerable to sea level rise. This week, Senator Ben Allen introduced SB 1078 , a bill that would create a Sea Level Rise Revolving Loan Pilot Program to help coastal cities plan proactively for the effects of climate change.

Are Floating Neighborhoods a Solution for Rising Sea Levels?

Earth 911

As sea-level rise threatens cities throughout the world, some are looking at how humans can. The post Are Floating Neighborhoods a Solution for Rising Sea Levels? EcoTech Home & Garden floating neighborhood rising sea level Schoonschip

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How Sea-level Rise Impacts Marsh Sparrows

Cool Green Science

Scientists are studying the effects of sea-level rise on salt marshes, and two imperiled sparrow species. The post How Sea-level Rise Impacts Marsh Sparrows appeared first on Cool Green Science.

New Federal Report Warns of Accelerating Impacts From Sea Level Rise

Inside Climate News

The global average sea level is rising 2 inches per decade and speeding up, but in some regions, the rate is more than twice that fast. Science Climate Change Mexico NOAA Sea Level Rise

Why is future sea level rise still so uncertain?

Real Climate

Three new papers in the last couple of weeks have each made separate claims about whether sea level rise from the loss of ice in West Antarctica is more or less than you might have thought last month and with more or less certainty. Arctic and Antarctic Climate Science Sea level rise

The Acceleration of an Antarctic Glacier Shows How Global Warming Can Rapidly Break Up Polar Ice and Raise Sea Level

Inside Climate News

New research on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet tracked the disintegration of a floating ice shelf and how that accelerated the flow of the Pine Island Glacier to the sea. Science Antarctica glaciers ice melt sea ice Sea Level Rise

Sea level in the IPCC 6th assessment report (AR6)

Real Climate

My top 3 impressions up-front: The sea level projections for the year 2100 have been adjusted upwards again. The IPCC gives more consideration to the large long-term sea-level rise beyond the year 2100. The finding of sea-level acceleration is not new.

As sea levels rise, coastal megacities will need more than flood barriers

Environmental News Bits

In Africa, the continent’s largest city, Lagos in Nigeria, … Continue reading As sea levels rise, coastal megacities will need more than flood barriers.

U.S. Sea-Level Rise and High Tide Flooding, 1920-2020

Environmental Law Reporter

Sea-Level Rise and High Tide Flooding, 1920-2020. Rachel Jean-Baptiste. Tue, 03/01/2022 - 05:30. Volume. Issue.

What drives sea level rise? US report warns of 1-foot rise within three decades and more frequent flooding

Environmental News Bits

by Jianjun Yin, University of Arizona Sea levels are rising, and that will bring profound flood risks to large parts of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts over the next three decades.

5 ways climate change increases the threat of tsunamis, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

Environmental News Bits

In Tonga, waves about 2 metres high were recorded before the sea level gauge failed, and… Read more → Climate change

Three Reasons the House Reconciliation Bill Is Good News for Flood Resilience and Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

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Louisiana Policymakers: To Solve the Dead Zone, Climate Change, and COVID-19, Embrace Equitable, Science-Based Policies Now

Union of Concerned Scientists

People in Louisiana face a series of interconnected challenges: climate change causing sea level rise and extreme weather; the Gulf Coast dead zone affecting the fishing industry; and high rates of COVID-19 transmission.

Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise

Environmental News Bits

The komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, is threatened with extinction as rising water levels driven by the climate crisis shrink its habitat, according to the latest “red list” update. Read the full story in The Guardian. Read more → Endangered species

Track sea-level changes anywhere with NASA’s new SEA tool

Environmental News Bits

NASA’s newly updated online tool, SEA (Sea-level Evaluation and Assessment), provides a snapshot of the ocean’s rise or fall for locations across the planet. Read the full story from NASA. It covers the period between 1993 and 2019. Read more → Climate change Information tools Water

East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms – here’s why the ocean is pouring in more often

Environmental News Bits

High tides are part of the problem, but there’s another risk that has been slowly creeping up: sea level rise. Since 1880, average global sea levels have risen… Read more → Climate change Floodsby Jianjun Yin, University of Arizona The U.S.

California Climate Change Suit Returns to State Court

Energy & the Law

The plaintiffs allege that they ”have already incurred and will foreseeably continue to incur, injuries and damages because of sea level rise caused by [the energy companies’] conduct.” Co-author Brittany Blakey. In City of San Mateo, et al v.

Extreme sea levels to become much more common worldwide as Earth warms

Environmental News Bits

A new study predicts that extreme sea levels — exceptionally high seas due to the combination of tide, waves and storm surge — along coastlines the world over will become 100 times more frequent by the end of the century in about half of the… Read more → Climate change Floods Publications Sustainable communitiesRead the full story from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Sea Level Rise Caused an Extra $8 Billion in Losses During Hurricane Sandy

Yale E360

A new study estimates that roughly $8 billion of the $63 billion in damages caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 can be attributed to sea level rise of just four inches caused by global warming.

Lake formation and expansion due to sea-level rise causes freshwater resource depletion on small islands

Environmental News Bits

Coastal regions and small ocean islands face significant risks from rising sea levels due to climate change, because waters can flood and inundate low-lying land surfaces. Read the full story from the Geological Society of America. Read more → Climate change Water

The Stream, November 16, 2021: Residents in Banjul Slums Face Flooding As Sea Levels Rise

Circle of Blue

Low-income residents in the slums of Gambia’s capital city face severe flooding as sea levels rise and infrastructure deteriorates. Years of drought and over-pumping, the Moulouya river in North Africa has stopped flowing into the Mediterranean Sea, according to Phys.org.

The Stream, August 4, 2021: Experts Say Rising Sea Levels and Flooding Could Make Lagos Uninhabitable

Circle of Blue

Lagos, Nigeria , could be uninhabitable by the end of the century as flooding events worsen and sea levels continue to rise. Rising Sea Levels and Erosion Threaten To Drown Lagos. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Real Climate

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Analysis: How fast can we stop Earth from warming??

A Greener Life

But that doesn’t mean the planet returns to its preindustrial climate or that we avoid disruptive effects such as sea-level rise. analysis climate change oceans science climate crisis climate impacts climate models fossil fuels sea level rise

AR6 of the best

Real Climate

Sea level rise is a big deal Use, abuse and misuse of the CMIP6 ensemble The radiative forcing bar chart has gone full circle Droughts and floods are complicated Don’t mention the hiatus. Climate Science Featured Story IPCC climate models drought extremes sea level rise

Earth911 Podcast: Coastal Flooding in 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick

Earth 911

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California May Buy Up Beach Houses Threatened by Sea Level Rise

Scientific American

Municipalities would then rent the homes until they are doomed. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Sustainability Climate Environment

Earth911 Podcast: Discover The Atlas of Disappearing Places With Christina Conklin

Earth 911

Earth Watch EcoTech Inspire & Motivate Podcasts Atlas of Disappearing Places coastal flooding oceans sea-level riseThe Atlas of Disappearing Places, a new book by Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros, is.

Hot off the Press: The New IPCC Report

Legal Planet

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Mangrove restoration scales up in Indonesia

A Greener Life

As the risks of sea-level rise, stronger tropical storms and seawater intrusion grow due to climate change , Indonesia is ramping up efforts to protect mangrove ecosystems across the archipelago as part of both its COVID-19 recovery efforts and climate change commitments.

Gideon Mendel: Drowning World Opens May 1

Academy of Natural Sciences

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Degradation of coastal regions in the Pacific Islands

Our Environment

Rising sea levels and increased intensity of storm surges are playing a considerable role in the degradation of coastal regions in the Pacific Islands. Illustrating the variation in sea levels from 1993 – 2018. climate change Pacific Island sea level Uncategorized

Delayed harm and the politics of climate change, reconsidered

Legal Planet

First, after carbon dioxide emissions cease, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels begin to decrease, as they are absorbed by natural processes and sinks in the oceans and on land. Climate Change Politics sea level rise

Film review: An inconvenient sequel

Edouard Stenger

Whether in the US or around the world, rising sea levels, extreme weather events such as tornadoes, droughts and so on are increasingly unpredictable and destructive. I saw last week An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore, the sequel of 2006 hit documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

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Volcano-dwelling mice confirmed as world’s highest-living mammals

New Scientist

Conditions on the peak of Llullaillaco, 6739 above sea level, are cold, dry and hostile – but some mice somehow survive there

Tsunamis create magnetic fields that could act as early warning system

New Scientist

The movement of seawater in a tsunami generates a magnetic field that travels ahead of changes in sea level, which could help us predict and prepare for it

As Climate Fears Mount, Some in U.S. Are Deciding to Relocate

Yale E360

As wildfires worsen and sea levels rise, a small but growing number of Americans are choosing to move to places such as New England or the Appalachian Mountains that are seen as safe havens from climate change.

New Research Explores the Costs of Climate Tipping Points, and How They Could Compound One Another

Inside Climate News

The findings could help policy makers determine a price for carbon that better reflects future economic impacts like sea level rise. By Bob Berwyn Calculating the future cost of global warming is one of society’s most urgent challenges.

Pristine coral reef discovered in deep water off the coast of Tahiti

New Scientist

A spectacular coral reef has been found between 35 and 70 metres below sea level near Tahiti, and it seems to be in good health despite the global biodiversity crisis

Collapse of doomsday glacier in Antarctica could begin within a decade

New Scientist

Antarctica's Thwaites glacier could break free of the continent within 10 years, which could lead to catastrophic sea level rise and potentially set off a domino effect in surrounding ice

Backward-Flowing Rivers Can Destabilize Ice Shelves

Scientific American

“Estuaries” from the ocean onto the ice can cause fractures and contribute to sea-level rise. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Giant Ice Shelf Crumbling Faster than Expected

Scientific American

Antarctica’s enormous Pine Island Glacier could follow right behind it, raising global sea level significantly. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Warming Trends: A Famed Mountain Hut Falls Victim to Warming, Climate Concerns Brazil’s Voters and an Author Explores the Intersection of Environmentalism and Social Justice

Inside Climate News

Abbot Pass Hut is a rustic cabin located nearly 10,000 feet above sea level on the border of Alberta. A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.