sea level rise

Coastal Flooding Rising With Sea Levels, NOAA Reports

Coastal Flooding Rising With Sea Levels, NOAA Reports

A new report from government researchers says high tide flooding along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts is likely to worsen, reaching a nationwide average of three to seven days by April 2023 and 45 to 70 days per year by 2050. High tides driven by rising seas flooded coastal areas more than 500 times over the […]

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    UN: Four Key Climate Indicators Broke Records in 2021

    UN: Four Key Climate Indicators Broke Records in 2021

    The UN’s World Meteorological Organization released its annual State of the Climate report on Wednesday, and the result is a grim account of the progression of the climate crisis. The report found that four key climate indicators broke records in 2021: greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean acidification, ocean temperature and sea level rise.  “Today’s State of […]

    1,500 Square Miles of Coastal Wetlands Have Vanished in Two Decades, Study Finds

    1,500 Square Miles of Coastal Wetlands Have Vanished in Two Decades, Study Finds

    Coastal wetlands are vitally important ecosystems. They store carbon dioxide, protect seaside communities from storms and provide habitats for marine life. Yet in the past two decades, Earth has lost 4,000 square kilometers (approximately 1,544 square miles) of tidal flats, tidal marshes and mangroves, a new study published in Science Thursday found. That’s a loss […]

    Conger Ice Shelf the Size of Rome Collapses in Antarctica

    Conger Ice Shelf the Size of Rome Collapses in Antarctica

    According to satellite data, the entire Conger ice shelf — an Antarctic ice shelf roughly the size of Rome — has collapsed, The Guardian reported. The collapse of the ice shelf occurred just before record high temperatures in the region reached more than 40 degrees Celsius above normal recently, the result of an “atmospheric river” of warm air over the continent.

    2021 Ocean Temperatures Were Warmest on Record

    2021 Ocean Temperatures Were Warmest on Record

    The world’s oceans reached record temperatures in 2021, despite a La Niña event that typically has a cooling influence.  The new record was announced in a study published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Tuesday. This is the sixth year in a row that the ocean heat record has been broken, The Guardian reported. “The ocean […]

    We Are Failing the Arctic Report Card

    We Are Failing the Arctic Report Card

    The 2021 Arctic Report Card is in, and it’s not looking good. The region continues to warm twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and this is having a direct impact on communities both near and far from Earth’s northernmost ecosystem, according to the annual report from the NOAA-led Arctic Program. “The Arctic […]