Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

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The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, suggest that increasingly severe storm surges could be anticipated as a result.

What scientists discovered in Greenland could be making sea-level rise even worse

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Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet – and its contribution to sea-level rise – in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds. Recent changes to the island’s snow and ice cover appear to have affected its ability to store excess water, meaning more melting ice may be running off into the ocean than previously thought.

A Washington Tribe Confronts Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

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As international leaders prepare for the next round of climate talks in Paris, the plight of climate refugees is expected to be front and center. The question confronting these global leaders is this: how should the developed world help poor, island and coastal nations whose lands and livelihoods are threatened by sea level rise, extreme weather and other climate change-related risks?
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Greenland Is Melting Away

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The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole.


This is how rising seas will reshape the face of the United States

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In a new study, a team of scientists who specialize in studying rising seas bring the implications of their research right to the U.S.’s doorstep – calculating just how many American cities and municipalities are at risk of being flooded in the future, as well as how many may already be committed to that fate.

Meet the President Trying to Save His Island Nation from Climate Change

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For millennia, the people of Kiribati have lived off the land, dwelling on their small islands located in the central Pacific Ocean. But over the last several decades, rising sea levels due largely to climate change have slowly eaten away at the country’s 313 square miles.
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Major impact on N.J. now likely as Hurricane Joaquin strengthens

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Hover or tap on hurricane icons for more information. Overnight forecast models coalesced around an East Coast landfall late this weekend for now Hurricane Joaquin. While much uncertainty remains about the exact track and intensity of the storm, the forecast is significantly direr for New Jersey than it was 24 hours ago.
via NJ.com