Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

More and more scientists are now admitting publicly that they are scared by the recent climate extremes, such as the floods in Pakistan and west…

Sea-level rise ‘may cross two meters by 2100’

An ADB report presented during the bank’s annual board meeting (26-30 September) warns that sea levels in the Asia-Pacific could exceed two meters by 2100.…

Asian coastal cities sinking fast

Sprawling coastal cities in South and Southeast Asia are sinking faster than elsewhere in the world, leaving tens of millions of people more vulnerable to…

Scientists expose vulnerabilities of critical Antarctic ice shelf

Pine Island Ice Shelf in West Antarctica, which holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 0.5 meters, could be more vulnerable to complete…

World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’

The world’s chances of avoiding the worst ravages of climate breakdown are diminishing rapidly, as we enter “uncharted territory of destruction” through our failure to…

Rising seas fueled by climate change to swamp $34 billion in US real estate in just 30 years

Higher high tides, supercharged by rising sea levels, could flood all or parts of an estimated $34 billion worth of real estate along the nation’s…

Warming of up to 5°C in this century projected for the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Unprecedented and societally disruptive extreme weather events, including heat waves, droughts, dust storms and torrential rains, will soon become a reality unless immediate, ambitious, and…

The Indonesians living in flooded villages

The rice fields are washed away. The coconut trees and chilli plants, flooded with salt water, are all dead. The farmers’ fish ponds fail, the…

Major sea-level rise is ‘now inevitable’

Major sea-level rise from the melting of the Greenland ice cap is now inevitable, scientists have found, even if the fossil fuel burning that is…

World’s biggest ice sheet could cause massive sea rise without action

The world’s biggest ice sheet could cause “several meters” of sea-level rise over centuries if the global temperature rises more than 2°C, according to a…

Ice shelves hold back Antarctica’s glaciers from adding to sea levels, but they’re crumbling

As Antarctica’s slow rivers of ice hit the sea, they float, forming ice shelves. These shelves extend the glaciers into the ocean until they calve…

Troubling new research about East Antarctica

The eastern two thirds of Antarctica is covered by an ice sheet so large that if it melted the sea would rise by 52 meters…

Battered by climate change, Latin America must brace for worse

In its State of the Climate report for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for 2021, the WMO said ecosystems, food and water, human health…

Rising Seas Are the Next Crisis for the World’s Ports

In the years ahead, sea level rise, more intense storm surge and jacked-up tropical storms will be visiting many of the world’s roughly 3,800 ports.…

Antarctic is changing dramatically, with global consequences

Antarctic ice sheets are melting, the continent’s climate is changing, and the Southern Ocean is warming, becoming more acidic and losing oxygen. Locally, changing climates…

Sea level rise in England will force 200,000 to abandon homes

Sea level rise will force the abandonment of about 200,000 coastal properties in England within 30 years, new data suggests, as the climate crisis takes…

Bringing order to the chaos of sea level projections

In their effort to provide decision makers with insight into the consequences of climate change, climate researchers are bringing order to the large number of…

Africa, already suffering from warming, will see worse

Although Africa has contributed relatively little to the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, the continent has suffered some of the world’s heaviest impacts of climate change.…

Study – Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica

The Pope, Smith and Kohler glaciers, in the Amundsen Sea Embayment of West Antarctica, have experienced enhanced ocean-induced ice-shelf melt, glacier acceleration, ice thinning and…

Filipinos count cost of climate crisis as typhoons get ever more destructive

A few days before Christmas, Super-typhoon Rai – known locally as Odette – ravaged the Philippines. Lost lives continue to climb two weeks on. Vast…

Scientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet

The last time carbon dioxide levels were where they are today, at more than 415 parts per million, was 4 million years ago, and the…

Butressing of Thwaites glacier in Antarctica expected to fail within 10 years

Scientists have discovered a series of worrying weaknesses in the ice shelf holding back one of Antarctica’s most dangerous glaciers, suggesting that this important buttress…

Antarctic ice sheet destabilized within a decade

After the natural warming that followed the last Ice Age, there were repeated periods when masses of icebergs broke off from Antarctica into the Southern…

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the…

As Asian cities sink, managed retreat must be tabled

Rising sea levels and climate change are posing serious threats to the population and economy of several Asian coastal cities—Bangkok, Dhaka, Jakarta, Manila and Shanghai,…

China’s sea-level rise raises threat to economic hubs to extreme

This melting glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise. Then things got worse.

“Ice loss here could be catastrophic and irreversible on centennial time scales.”