Climate change is changing wave patterns and strength. Bigger waves combined with sea level rise will hit coasts hard – but only in some countries.
Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf appears to be splintering, and scientists fear it could give way in the next few years. A polar scientist takes us on a tour under the ice to explain the forces at work.
Liquid water below the ice determines how fast an ice stream flows. As the ice sheet gets thinner, more of that salty groundwater could rise.
This goes against the general understanding of how climate change impacts the coast. So what’s going on?
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Hundreds of Africa’s heritage sites are exposed to sea-level rise and coastal erosion in the future.
A sea level scientist explains the two main ways climate change is threatening the coasts.
Glaciers in North America, Europe and the Andes, in particular, have significantly less ice than people realized.
Around 17% of the mainland coastline is affected.
Severe coastal flooding inundated islands in the Pacific last week, including the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. It’s a taste of things to come.
The government is working hard to ensure Singapore does not become a modern-day Atlantis, Plato’s famous sunken city.
If Australia plans to sell as much of its fossil fuels as possible, the least it can do is help us in Kiribati survive the rising seas.
Carbon dioxide can be classed as pollution under the UN law of the sea and countries have an obligation to prevent it from entering the ocean.
Rising sea levels mean bigger waves will “redesign” coastlines.
Multiple efforts to tackling the twin issues of sinking land surface and rising sea level are urgently needed.
Climate change is making ocean levels rise in two ways. It’s a problem that will endure even after the world stabilizes and slashes greenhouse gas pollution.
The Maldives is facing coastal erosion, overdevelopment and a tide of plastic pollution.
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.