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  • Earth's oceans are swelling faster than anytime in past 2,800 years, study shows

    02/25/2016 6:36:47 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 70 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 23, 2016 | Molly Jackson
    A new batch of studies confirming the close relationship between global temperature and ocean level finds that seas are rising at the fastest rate since nearly 1000 BC.
  • GOP to hold 'Green Climate Fund' hostage until Obama agrees to submit treaty for Senate

    11/22/2015 7:35:33 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | Rick Moran
    Republican Senators are determined to derail the climate talks next month in Paris and to that end, they have vowed not to approve taxpayer money for a Green Climate Fund that President Obama pledged $3 billion dollars of support to last year. The money will be withheld until the president submits any treaty coming out of Paris to the Senate for ratification.
  • NASA sees unavoidable sea level rise ahead

    08/26/2015 1:46:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/15 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that three feet (one meter) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever, and oceans are warming and expanding much more rapidly than they have in years past. Rising seas will have "profound impacts" around the world, said Michael Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division. "More than 150 million people, most of them in Asia, live within one meter of present sea level," he said. Low-lying US...
  • Rising tides in San Francisco Bay demand unified solutions

    06/23/2015 9:06:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Lisa M. Krieger
    Every community that rings San Francisco Bay is vulnerable to rising seas. But while some places are preparing, others are not -- and no single agency is coordinating the effort, according to two new civil grand jury reports. "It is a slow-moving emergency," said state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, lead author of the state's first report on climate-related flooding and organizer of a conference Friday at NASA Ames Research Center called "Meeting the Challenges of Sea Level Rise." In Santa Clara County, the water district should coordinate the county's effort, the grand jury recommended -- a project the district...
  • Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago

    02/12/2009 7:51:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | Utrecht University
    Approximately five million years ago, the Mediterranean Sea dried up after it was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean. According to earth scientist Rob Govers of Utrecht University, a reduction in the weight on the Earth's crust led to the Straits of Gibraltar moving upwards. Govers will publish his conclusions in the February issue of the earth sciences journal Geology. Much like a mattress springs back into shape after you get off it, the Earth's crust moves upwards when sea levels fall. Known as isostasy, this phenomenon explains how the Mediterranean Sea was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean five...
  • Now, NASA sees drop in global sea level

    08/24/2011 1:42:52 PM PDT · by edcoil · 37 replies
    OCR ^ | 8-24-2011 | edcoil
    Global sea-level dropped significantly over the past year, NASA satellite data show, bucking a long-term trend toward sea-levels driven higher by a changing climate.
  • New plan calls for Miami-Dade mayor to take reins on sea rise

    01/18/2015 5:45:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/18/15 | Jenny Staletovich
    Miami-Dade County’s task force on rising seas wants the county mayor to take the reins on the mounting problem and will propose a suite of resolutions before commissioners on Wednesday to address the issue. The measures will serve as “marching orders” to increase the county’s response to sea rise, County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said during a meeting with Miami Herald editors last week. She sponsored the legislation carrying out the task force recommendations as one of her last acts as commission chairwoman. The resolutions ask Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to take formal oversight and dedicate staff and resources to shepherd...
  • Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

    01/14/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 60 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/14/15 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    The world’s oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says. The study found that for much of the 20th century — until about 1990 — sea level was about 30 percent less than earlier research had figured. But that’s not good news, scientists say, because about 25 years ago the seas started rising faster and the acceleration in 1990 turns out to be more dramatic than previously calculated.
  • As rising sea level chomps at Cape Canaveral, NASA uses nature-friendly solution (Bull*** alert)

    12/31/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12/31/14 | Pittman
    Along Florida's most famous slice of waterfront, the water is taking a bigger and bigger bite. As the level of the Atlantic Ocean has pushed higher, it has begun gobbling up the shoreline along Cape Canaveral. A railroad that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration built along the beach in the 1960s began being routinely covered by waves during storms. Meanwhile, dunes were leveled that once protected Kennedy Space Center, no matter how high the tide. Scientists from the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey began studying the problem in 2009, finding that what was going on could...
  • New report outlines national security threats of climate change (barf alert)

    10/23/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Navy Times | 10/14 | Tilghman
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  • Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies ...

    09/01/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies ^ | September 1, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago September 1, 2014 From the University of SouthamptonA new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region...
  • Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

    08/31/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) - Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a clear sign of high meltwater runoff from the continent's icesheet, scientists said on Sunday. Satellite data from 1992 to 2011 found the sea surface around Antarctica's coast rose by around eight centimetres (3.2 inches) in total compared to a rise of six cm for the average of the world's oceans, they said. The local increase is accompanied by a fall in salinity at the sea surface, as detected by research ships. These dramatic changes can only be explained by an influx of...
  • Sea level rise less than 1mm for last 125 years in Kattegatt, Europe — Nils-Axel Morner

    06/28/2014 11:08:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | June 28th, 2014 | Joanne
    Nils‐Axel Mörner has a new paper out (his 589th). For 60 years he has been tracking the coastlines close to him, and carefully isolated the exact part which appears to be the most stable. From that he shows that the real sea-level rise in Northern Europe is less than 1 millimeter a year since 1890. This is less that the 1.6mm trend in 182 NOAA tide gauges, and far below the estimates of the IPCC reports.There is also no sign of acceleration in sea-levels for the last 50 years. (How much should Europeans spend to stop a 1mm annual...
  • Measuring Sea Level Changes: Science experiments that are too big to fail?

    08/04/2013 9:34:39 AM PDT · by I got the rope · 14 replies
    DDP Presentation ^ | 13 Jul 13 | Willie Soon
    One of the best sea level presentations I have ever seen. Punches wholes in all the the warmist fear mongering.
  • Ancient Ice Melt Unearthed in Antarctic Mud: 20-Meter Sea Level Rise, Five Million Years Ago

    07/22/2013 4:12:09 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 21, 2013 | Colin Smith
    Global warming five million years ago may have caused parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise by approximately 20 metres, scientists report today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The researchers, from Imperial College London, and their academic partners studied mud samples to learn about ancient melting of the East Antarctic ice sheet. They discovered that melting took place repeatedly between five and three million years ago, during a geological period called Pliocene Epoch, which may have caused sea levels to rise approximately ten metres.
  • Study Finds Sea Level Rise was 60 Percent Higher Than UN Projection

    11/28/2012 4:10:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/28/12 | Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network
    According to NBC News, a newly released peer-reviewed study has concluded that sea levels between 1993 and 2011 rose by 3.2 millimeters per year. This number is nearly 60 percent more than the 2-millimeter annual projection made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the same time period. The disparity between the two numbers raises a point that the projections for the upcoming decades could also be too low and that sea level could rise much more than current estimates predict. Here are some facts and details about the new study and what it could mean for...
  • U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast [Gag Me!]

    08/21/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 21 replies
    University of Virginia, UVA Today, UVA Facebook ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | University of Virginia
    U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast August 20, 2012 — Virginia's largest city may get up to 45,000 acres smaller over the next century, due to an anticipated 2.3 to 5.2 feet of relative sea-level rise expected in Virginia Beach – a rise that would also impact the entire Hampton Roads region and the Eastern Shore. Recognizing the challenges this will pose, the University of Virginia's Institute for Environmental Negotiation is assisting citizens and decision-makers in long-range planning. Under director Frank Dukes, associate director Tanya Denckla Cobb and graduate associate Melissa Keywood – all from...
  • Man-made sea-level rises are due to global adjustments

    05/24/2012 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 25th, 2012 | Joanne
    Frank Lansner’s first graph surprised me. It’s well known and often quoted that sea levels have been rising by 2-3mm a year every year for the last 20 years. But it’s not well known that the original raw satellite data doesn’t show that at all.What astonished me was the sea levels first recorded by the Topex Poseidon satellite array showed virtually no rise at all from 1993-2001. Surely not, I thought. I asked sea-level expert Nils Axel-Morner, and he confirmed: “Yes, it is as bad as that.“ Now, given that Envisat (the European satellite) showed no rise from 2003-2011...
  • Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)

    02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/20/12 | Sara Burrows
    Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level RiseState officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise By Sara Burrows Feb. 20th, 2012 RALEIGH — State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible. Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules. Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on...
  • Global Sea Level Drops 6 mm in 2010 [NASA satellite data]

    02/08/2012 1:28:10 PM PST · by grundle · 51 replies · 7+ views
    NASA ^ | NASA
    The red line in this image shows the long-term increase in global sea level since satellite altimeters began measuring it in the early 1990s. Since then, sea level has risen by a little more than an inch each decade, or about 3 millimeters per year. While most years have recorded a rise in global sea level, the recent drop of nearly a quarter of an inch, or half a centimeter, is attributable to the switch from El Niño to La Niña conditions in the Pacific. The insets show sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean caused by the recent...
  • UN Climate Body Struggling to Pinpoint Rising Sea Levels(they don't know)

    07/17/2011 6:13:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 65 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 07/15/11 | Axel Bojanowski
    Contradictory Studies UN Climate Body Struggling to Pinpoint Rising Sea Levels By Axel Bojanowski Photo Gallery: How High Will Sea Levels Climb? The United Nations' forecast of how quickly global sea levels will rise this century is vital in determining how much money might be needed to combat the phenomenon. But predictions by researchers vary wildly, and the attempt to find consensus has become fractious. Info It is a number which will ultimately establish how billions in taxpayer money will be spent -- and it is one which is the subject of heated debate, both among politicians and scientists. When...
  • No acceleration of global sea level over the past 100 years” (Sorry Algore-Sea levels not rising)

    03/28/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/28/2011 | Anthony Watts
    The paper is currently in press at the Journal of Coastal Research and is provided with open access to the full publication. The results are stunning for their contradiction to AGW theories which suggest global warming would accelerate sea level rise during the last century. -edit- Conclusion: Our analyses do not indicate acceleration in sea level in U.S. tide gauge records during the 20th century. Instead, for each time period we consider, the records show small decelerations that are consistent with a number of earlier studies of worldwide-gauge records. The decelerations that we obtain are opposite in sign and one...
  • 'Squishy' ice shifts climate models, study says

    03/06/2011 9:19:47 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 68 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3 Mar 2011 | Miguel Llanos
    *** Ice sheet structure far different than thought — complicating rising-sea scenarios *** Knowing how the massive ice sheets atop Antarctica and Greenland work is key to predicting how global warming could raise sea levels and flood coastal cities. But a new study upends what scientists thought they knew. It turns out it’s not just ancient snow that makes up the ice sheets, but water deep under the sheets also thaws and refreezes over time. To put it in non-scientific terms, lead scientist Robin Bell told, the study redefines "how squishy" the base of ice sheets can be. "This...
  • Sea level may drop in 2010

    01/17/2011 11:27:12 AM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | 1/17/2011 | John Kehr
    Based on the most current data it appears that 2010 is going to show the largest drop in global sea level ever recorded in the modern era. Since many followers of global warming believe that the rate of sea level rise is increasing, a significant drop in the global sea level highlights serious flaws in the IPCC projections. The oceans are truly the best indicator of climate. The oceans drive the world’s weather patterns. A drop in the ocean levels in a year that is being cited as proof that the global warming has arrived shows that there is still...
  • California Should Copy Texas

    12/07/2009 5:10:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,738+ views ^ | December 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    California: While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger worries about rising seas, his state sinks below the waves. Don't mess with Texas, they say. But California and the nation could follow its lead. Last Wednesday, Gov. Schwarzenegger released a new report based on research compiled by the California Energy Commission claiming that by 2100 San Francisco Bay would be more bay than San Francisco, with Fisherman's Wharf and Treasure Island under the rising waters of climate change. His show-and-tell, which included a new Google Earth application the commission spent $150,000 to help develop, goes a long way toward explaining the once-Golden State's slide...
  • Rise of sea levels is 'the greatest lie ever told'

    12/07/2009 7:30:32 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 56 replies · 2,432+ views ^ | 28 Mar 2009 | Christopher Booker
    One of his most shocking discoveries was why the IPCC has been able to show sea levels rising by 2.3mm a year. Until 2003, even its own satellite-based evidence showed no upward trend. But suddenly the graph tilted upwards because the IPCC's favoured experts had drawn on the finding of a single tide-gauge in Hong Kong harbour showing a 2.3mm rise. The entire global sea-level projection was then adjusted upwards by a "corrective factor" of 2.3mm, because, as the IPCC scientists admitted, they "needed to show a trend".
  • W Australia sea level rising fast

    11/10/2009 2:27:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,546+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/10/09 | Phil Mercer
    New figures have revealed that sea levels along the coast of Western Australia are rising at a rate double that of the world average. Statistics from Australia's National Tidal Centre show levels have increased by 8.6mm a year off the coast of the state capital Perth. That compares to a global average of just over 3mm. Scientists have said that man-made climate change has played a significant role in the rise. Climatologists have said that a combination of natural variability and man-made pollution have caused sea levels to rise around the world. Double trouble For much of the past century...
  • As Alaska Glaciers Melt, It’s Land That’s Rising (fault of global warming)

    05/17/2009 9:04:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1,224+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2009 | Cornelia Dean
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Global warming conjures images of rising seas that threaten coastal areas. But in Juneau, as almost nowhere else in the world, climate change is having the opposite effect: As the glaciers here melt, the land is rising, causing the sea to retreat. Morgan DeBoer, a property owner, opened a nine-hole golf course at the mouth of Glacier Bay in 1998, on land that was underwater when his family first settled here 50 years ago. “The highest tides of the year would come into what is now my driving range area,” Mr. DeBoer said. Now, with the high-tide...
  • Greenland Melt Accelerating

    12/14/2007 8:46:14 AM PST · by cogitator · 99 replies · 1,496+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 12/12/2007 | Staff Writers
    The 2007 melt extent on the Greenland ice sheet broke the 2005 summer melt record by 10 percent, making it the largest ever recorded there since satellite measurements began in 1979, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder climate scientist. The melting increased by about 30 percent for the western part of Greenland from 1979 to 2006, with record melt years in 1987, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2005 and 2007, said CU-Boulder Professor Konrad Steffen, director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. Air temperatures on the Greenland ice sheet have increased by about 7 degrees Fahrenheit since...
  • Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

    06/25/2007 7:48:40 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 1,414+ views
    Argentinian Foundation for a Scientific Ecology ^ | 6/22/07 | Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner
    Interview with Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner.June 22, 2007 EIR Economics 33Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner is the head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University in Sweden. He is past president (1999-2003) of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution, and leader of the Maldives Sea Level Project. Dr. Mörner has been studying the sea level and its effects on coastal areas for some 35 years. He was interviewed by Gregory Murphy on June 6 for EIR.EIR: I would like to start with a little bit about your background, and some of the commissions and research groups you've...
  • Sudden sea level surges threaten 1 billion

    04/19/2007 8:05:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1,271+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/19/07 | Michael Kahn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than 1 billion people live in low-lying areas where a sudden surge in sea level could prove as disastrous as the 2004 Asian tsunami, according to new research presented on Thursday. New mapping techniques show how much land would be lost and how many people affected by rapid sea level rises that are often triggered by storms and earthquakes, a U.S. Geological Survey-led team determined. E. Lynn Usery, who led the team, said nearly one-quarter of the world's population lives below 100 feet above sea level -- the size of the biggest surge during the...
  • Kan. team helps study sea level changes

    04/04/2007 8:55:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 321+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | AP
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - In a cramped laboratory, graduate student Nazia Ahmed tinkers with a radar system that will soon withstand some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Across campus, Richard Hale is putting the final touches on a model of an unmanned aerial vehicle that will eventually carry Ahmed's contraption over the polar ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. Together, the University of Kansas researchers are part of a team at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, where they are developing new technology and computer models to measure and predict sea level changes resulting from the melting of...
  • Oceans may rise over 4 1/2 feet by 2100 (based on air temps, past sea level changes)

    12/14/2006 2:40:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,045+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/06 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - The world's oceans may rise up to 140 cms (4 ft 7 in) by 2100 due to global warming, a faster than expected increase that could threaten low-lying coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, a researcher said on Thursday. "The possibility of a faster sea level rise needs to be considered when planning adaptation measures such as coastal defenses," Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research wrote in the journal Science. His study, based on air temperatures and past sea level changes rather than computer models, suggested seas could rise by 50-140 cms by 2100,...
  • Greenland Ice Sheet is Melting Faster, Study Says

    08/11/2006 10:49:56 AM PDT · by cogitator · 129 replies · 1,905+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 08/10/2006 | John Roach
    The Greenland ice sheet is melting three times faster today than it was five years ago, according to a new study. The finding adds to evidence of increased global warming in recent years and indicates that melting polar ice sheets are pushing sea levels higher, the authors report. According to the study, Greenland ice loss now amounts to more than 48 cubic miles (200 cubic kilometers) each year. "Significant melting has a significant impact on sea level rise," said Jianli Chen, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin who led the study. The finding, reported today by...
  • Warnings rise over rising seas - fresh predictions

    03/24/2006 6:38:41 AM PST · by S0122017 · 7 replies · 360+ views ^ | 23 March 2006 | Michael Hopkin
    Published online: 23 March 2006 | doi:10.1038/news060320-8 Warnings rise over rising seas Fresh predictions about climate change prompt to ask what we know about the future of our oceans. Michael Hopkin Greenland is melting: water streams from glaciers in the south. © Science/Courtesy of Richard B. Alley The polar ice caps may melt far faster under the pressure of global warming than experts previously thought. New predictions suggest that, without efforts to curb the rise of greenhouse gases, the world's ice sheets could retreat farther by the year 2100 than they have in the past 130,000 years, leading to...
  • Rebuild after Katrina

    09/09/2005 1:20:26 AM PDT · by sfvconservative · 31 replies · 440+ views
    Time for some common sense when rebuilding after Katrina. We have just witnessed an extreme case of incompetence from bottom to top in the Katrina rescue operations in New Orleans. We must insist these bureaucracies require any property that is to be re-built, it must be raised to above sea level. Those destroyed need the ground level raised above sea level far enough that it will not settle below sea level during the life expectancy of the building. The properties not flooded this time can be restored. In California, every time a building needs to be rebuilt or property redeveloped...
  • Ancient Rome's fish pens confirm sea-level fears

    08/16/2004 5:06:16 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 133 replies · 4,069+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 09:30 16 August 04 | Jeff Hecht
    Ancient Rome's fish pens confirm sea-level fears 09:30 16 August 04 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues. Coastal fish pens built by the Romans have unexpectedly provided the most accurate record so far of changes in sea level over the past 2000 years. It appears that nearly all the rise in sea level since Roman times has happened in the past 100 years, and is most likely the result of human activity. Sea-level change is a measure of the relative movement between land and sea surfaces. Tide-gauge records show that the sea level has...
  • Climate Change: Plumbing the depths

    05/09/2004 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 29 replies · 215+ views
    The Economist ^ | Apr 22nd 2004 | The Economist
    Ancient plumbing warns that all is not well with rising sea levels FEARS that global warming is causing sea levels to rise are one of the main concerns about climate change. But prior to the 19th century, when measurements began, little was known about trends in sea level. Now Dorit Sivan, of the University of Haifa in Israel, and his colleagues may have changed all that with their study of ancient plumbing. In a paper soon to be published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters the team describe evidence from abandoned wells in the ancient Mediterranean town of...
  • Global warming floods threaten 4m in UK

    04/22/2004 9:48:19 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 17 replies · 253+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 22, 2004 | Paul Brown
    Risks of flooding are growing to "unacceptable levels" because of climate change with up to 4 million Britons facing the prospect of their homes being inundated, according to a report to be published today by the government. The report by the Office of Science and Technology gives the most chilling picture yet of how global warming will affect the lives of millions of Britons over the next half century. Compiled by 60 experts under the leadership of the government's chief scientist, Sir David King, it shows that many towns in Britain are threatened by rising sea levels, river flooding and...
  • Original American Sin

    We wake up in the morning, and our evil deeds begin before we have time to curse the alarm. As we slept, our refrigerators were hard at work giving Chileans skin cancer. We turn on the air conditioner, and amphibians grow extra limbs. We breathe and contribute to global warming. We put on our clothes and cover the world with sweatshops. We slip on our athletic shoes and tie children to workbenches with the laces. We poison the soil by eating breakfast. We drive to work and drown Pacific Islanders. We go to the doctor and kill animals. We devastate...
  • Tasmania: Long-lost records confirm rising sea level

    01/23/2003 2:11:40 PM PST · by cogitator · 30 replies · 458+ views
    Space Daily ^ | January 22, 2003
    Long-Lost Records Confirm Rising Sea LevelHobart - Jan 22, 2003 The discovery of 160 year old records in the archives of the Royal Society, London, has given scientists further evidence that Australian sea levels are rising with an estimate of 16 centimeters since 1890. Observations taken at Tasmania's Port Arthur convict settlement 160 years ago by an amateur meteorologist have been compared with data from a modern tide gauge. "There is a rate of sea level rise of about 1mm a year, consistent with other Australian observations," says Dr David Pugh, from the UK's Southampton Oceanography Centre. "This is...
  • Global warming not sinking Tuvalu -- but maybe its people are

    03/28/2002 8:38:35 AM PST · by RightWhale · 10 replies · 438+ views
    AFP ^ | 28 mar 02 | Staff
    Global warming not sinking Tuvalu -- but maybe its people are AUCKLAND (AFP) Mar 28, 2002 International environmentalists might have it wrong -- global warming is not drowning the Pacific atoll nation of Tuvalu beneath a rising Pacific. Its fate may be much more prosaic and local: severe over-population, profound pollution and a World War II legacy. Experts even believe that if the threatening El Nino event occurs in the next six months, the sea level around Tuvalu will actually fall a by a dramatic 30 centimetres (12 inches), as it did during the last big El Nino. "The...