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Antarctica Could Raise Sea Level Faster Than Previously

Antarctica Could Raise Sea Level Faster Than Previously Thought

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists...

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Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica
2014-05-06 05:46:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) reveals that a persistent ice discharge into the ocean could be triggered by the melting of just a small volume of ice on East Antarctica's shore. Such a persistent discharge could result in unstoppable sea level rise for thousands of years to come, according to computer simulations of the Antarctic ice flow using improved data of the ground profile underneath the...

Climate Change Effects On Cultural Heritage
2014-03-05 12:46:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern disaster movies often dazzle audiences by showing the destruction of iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty or Sydney Opera House. While these scenes are works of fiction, a new report in the journal Environmental Research Letters has found that sea-level rise driven by climate change could endanger these cultural landmarks. The study researchers showed 136 iconic sites that would be affected if the present global warming...

Rising Sea Levels Will Require Adaptation For Generations To Come
2013-07-17 05:46:24

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Current levels of greenhouse gas emissions will have far-reaching effects, even if the levels decrease in the near future. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the greenhouse gases emitted today will cause the sea level to rise for centuries to come. It is estimated each degree of global warming will raise sea levels by more than two meters. Anders Levermann, lead author of the...


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