Researchers suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold; resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters.
Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world`s highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.
Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether or not the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.
Maps created by National Geographic magazine have shown that a huge portion of eastern England, most of Denmark, and the US` entire eastern seaboard, Bangladesh and China`s huge chunk is going to get submerged if all the ice in the world melted.
Researchers suggest that the time period of satellite observations of Greenland ice sheets and the Antarctic is still too short to be able to predict whether the accelerated loss of ice measured today will persist in future.
Shanghai, China`s biggest city, is literally sinking under the weight of its massive development and the local legislature is finalising a draft plant to halt its slide in order to keep it above the sea level.
The sea level is rising faster than expected and may cross one metre mark by the end of this century -- double that of the estimates made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, says a study.