A stand of red mangroves in the calm, calcium-rich, fresh waters of the San Pedro Mártir River, Tabasco, Mexico.
Mangroves grow in saltwater along tropical coastlines, but scientists have found them along a river in Mexico’s Yucatan, more than 100 miles from the sea. Climate change explains their shift.
A new modelling approach improves projections of Antarctica’s future ice loss. It shows a low-emissions scenario would avoid the collapse of West Antarctica’s ice sheet and limit sea-level rise.
Climate finance: where does the money go?
This is a transcript of part 1 of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast.
The latest climate change assessment by scientists is a ‘code red for humanity’, according to the UN.
How scientists are improving their understanding of the connection between extremes and climate change – and what’s to come. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
If the world is to adapt to sea level rise with minimal cost, we must address the uncertainty surrounding Antarctica’s melting ice sheet. This requires significant investment in scientific capacity.
“My family has lost everything. We all live in this area, and now it’s all gone,” said Fusto Maldonado, whose home in Barataria, Louisiana, flooded during Hurricane Ida.
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As the state copes with hurricanes and climate disasters, it is figuring out how to manage the slow-motion loss of its coastal land. But its plans could endanger the cultures that define the region.
Waves, storms and floods can reshape atoll islands to survive sea-level rise – but their coral reefs need protection.
Jakob Weis, University of Tasmania
A new analysis, using 15 years of autonomous underwater measurements and simulations from the latest global climate models, refined our estimate of future ocean warming and sea level rise.
A submerged coconut palm on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
From Fiji to France to Central Australia, stories abound of lands lost beneath the sea. Some are likely founded on millennia-old memories of coastal submergence, offering us clues today.
July 2021 was Earth’s hottest month on record and was marked by disasters, including extreme storms, floods and wildfires.
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What might sound like small changes – temperatures another tenth of a degree warmer, sea level a few centimeters higher – have big consequences for the world around us.
Mangrove captures four times more carbon than a same area of rainforest.
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A plan for humanity’s surviving and thriving through our planetary crisis.
The IPCC report has laid out some alarming sea level projections for the future. But the relationship between sea level rise and real-world risk is complex.
View from Warraber Island.
Five climate-sensitive infectious diseases exist in the Torres Strait. Traditional Owners are calling on the UN for action.
What might seem like small changes, like a degree of warming, can have big consequences.
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Some of the climate changes will be irreversible for millennia. But some can be slowed and even stopped if countries quickly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, including from burning fossil fuels.
The latest IPCC report makes it clear we can no longer stop the seas from rising, but we can still control how much and how fast sea levels change.
Miami and Miami Beach were built right up to the waterfront, with little room for nature.
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The Army Corps of Engineers is planning a sea wall 6 miles long and flood gates. The infrastructure might protect downtown from a hurricane storm surge, but most of the area will still be vulnerable.
The triple whammy of the moon’s wobble, sea level rise and more intense storms will bring worse tidal floods into coastal communities in the 2030s. This includes in Australia.
If you want to stroll the shoreline, know your rights.
In principle, some portion of the shoreline is public land along virtually all US coasts. But these can sometimes overlap with private property interests, creating confusion and conflict.
Storms hitting at high tide can quickly flood streets.
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Done right, managed retreat redesigns communities to be better for everyone. Here’s how it’s evolving for the future.
Eroding sea cliffs reveal an old landfill on Walney Island, England.
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Killer whales among the animals at risk from a ‘second wave’ of pollutants, as coasts erode and sea levels rise.