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Climate change is adding energy to the atmosphere and the oceans. This in turn fuels more intense storms and heavy rainfall.
If left unchecked, the complete melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet would cause a global sea level increase of 3.3 metres in the distant future.
The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will contribute for a long time to sea level rise, which will test humanity’s capacity to adapt.
Our foreign policy may need to deal with twin challenges brought about by climate change.
We can now monitor coastal changes across thousands of beaches over the last 40 years, from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, to Chile, Peru, Mexico and California. Here’s what our new tool uncovered.
Map of Indonesia.
At least 115 of Indonesia’s islands will be underwater due to a combination of sea level rise and land subsidence. What do these estimates mean to Indonesia’s future as an archipelagic state?
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Residents are living with the impacts of climate change and know it’s happening. But leaving their homes would strike at the heart of their identity.
Residents of Miami’s Little Haiti have been fighting plans for a luxury development for several years.
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Miami is often held up as an example of ‘climate gentrification.’ But a closer look finds a bigger driver of flashy new developments in low-income neighborhoods.
The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.
What’s the message between the lines of Tuvalu’s proposal to move to the metaverse?
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Rising sea levels due to climate change are already having severe impacts on the nation of Tuvalu. It proposes to build a digital replica of itself in the metaverse. Could it be done?
Mayotte’s surrounding coral reef is made up of three different structures more than 350 kilometers long. The lagoon they form is threatened by climate change and erosion.
Mayotte is no exception to the adage “small islands, big problems”. A newly born volcano combined with poor land management and accelerating climate change has put its fabled lagoon at risk.
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Thanks to Vanuatu, a vote at the next UN General Assembly could open the floodgates to international climate litigation.
Extreme flooding in Pakistan in 2022 affected 33 million people.
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That’s the big question at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial.
Hurricane Ian’s water vapor on Sept. 28, 2022, meant heavy rainfall for large parts of Florida.
Two hurricane and climate scientists explain what’s known – and still unknown – about global warming’s influence on intensity, rainfall and much more.
Seas are rising in the Torres Strait, swamping crops and graveyards. Friday’s decision by a landmark UN committee is a breakthrough for Indigenous rights and climate justice.
The edge of the Thwaites Glacier extends into the Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica.
If and when the Thwaites Glacier melts, it will result in nearly 0.6 metres of sea level rise, but it holds back another three metres of sea level rise lurking within the Antarctic continent. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Indigenous Rangers pointing to damaged rock art. Left to right: William Campbell, Meryl Gurruwiwi, Aron Thorn, Marcus Lacey, Djorri Gurruwiwi.
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Cyclones, floods and other climate change-linked events are threatening Indigenous heritage tens of thousands of years old. Unless we act, they’ll be gone for good.
A turbulent melt-river pours a million tons of water a day into a moulin, where it flows down through the ice to ultimately reach the ocean.
A field glaciologist explains the changes scientists are now seeing.
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New Zealand’s first adaptation plan gives local councils clearer guidelines, but it doesn’t tackle crucial questions about who should pay and how to future-proof major investments.
New research estimates that the Arctic may be warming four times faster than the rest of the world.
The Arctic is on average around 3℃ warmer than it was in 1980.
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But new research offers some hope if we are able to keep climate change under control.