Sea Levels

Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Valerie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of IPCC Working Group I, said at the Australian National University (ANU) that human influence on the climate has contributed to changes in the warming of the Greenland ice sheet, something which is affecting sea levels the world over.

Jul 18, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Extreme sea level rise may become yearly phenomenon by 2050

Extreme sea level rise may become yearly phenomenon by 2050

Interspersing sea level rise with the latest predictions of extreme sea level events, the team was able to illustrate the dramatic effect one has on the other and pinpoint regions of the world that are especially threatened.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
UK's mountains could be reduced to hills, thanks to rising sea levels!

UK's mountains could be reduced to hills, thanks to rising sea levels!

Those in greatest danger of demotion include a peak in the Yorkshire Dales that was only reclassified as a mountain a few weeks ago.

Oct 10, 2016, 23:11 PM IST
World will bypass 2C global warming limit despite carbon pledges: Experts

World will bypass 2C global warming limit despite carbon pledges: Experts

 Experts have warned that pledges by nations to cut carbon emissions will fall far short of those needed to prevent global temperatures rising by more than the crucial 2C by the end of the century.

Oct 11, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Climate cooling led to decline in crocodilians

 Fluctuating sea levels and global cooling led to a significant decline in the number of crocodilian species over millions of years, says a study.

Sep 27, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

John Kerry warns of refugee crisis due to climate change

 "Seismic changes" in temperatures and sea levels could create waves of refugees forced to abandon traditional homes and fight for food and water, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said as he sought commitment from the international community to address the challenge posed by climate change.

Sep 01, 2015, 11:45 AM IST
Watch: NASA data reveals seas rising more than predicted

Watch: NASA data reveals seas rising more than predicted

Sea levels worldwide are rising faster than predicted as a result of climate change, according to NASA scientists.

Aug 27, 2015, 10:03 AM IST

FIPIC summit: India to establish information technology labs in each Pacific Island country

India hosted the 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit, being held in Jaipur which is aimed at stepping up cooperation with the island nations.

Aug 21, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

France says climate talks crucial for world security

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius launched a round of global climate talks in Geneva on Sunday and warned that world security, as well as the environment, depended on their success.

Feb 09, 2015, 10:30 AM IST

Ice ages made ocean crust thicker on Earth

The Earth's ice ages have left their mark on the thickness of the planet's oceanic crust, scientists have discovered.

Feb 06, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
US tidal floods will be `chronic` in 15 yrs: Study

US tidal floods will be `chronic` in 15 yrs: Study

Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday.

Oct 08, 2014, 12:22 PM IST

`Perfect sequence of events` behind dinosaurs extinction revealed

A new study has revealed that dinosaurs were killed by a series of changes in the climate and environment such as changing sea levels, varying temperatures and extensive volcanic activity that ultimately created a perfect storm.

Jul 29, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

Certainty on sea levels rise by 2030: Scientists

The burning question whether sea level rise is accelerating can only be answered with a degree of certainty by 2030, an international team of scientists has claimed.

May 12, 2014, 18:21 PM IST

Melting of small area of ice on East Antarctica shore could mean 10 foot sea-level rise

Researchers have said that the if a small area of ice on East Antarctica shore melts it could lead to 10 foot rise in sea-levels.

May 06, 2014, 09:44 AM IST

2013 marked by record sea level, weather extremes: WMO

Sea levels this year posted a record high, making low-lying coastal populations ever more vulnerable to extreme weather like super-storm Haiyan, the UN said today.

Nov 13, 2013, 18:18 PM IST

Sea levels can rise more than 80 centimetres during 21st century

A leaked draft of a landmark climate change report prepared for the UN has revealed that sea levels of the world could increase more than 80 centimetres this century.

Aug 20, 2013, 10:49 AM IST

Sea levels to rise more than 7 feet in next millenium due to global warming

Global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or more than seven feet, over the next several thousand years for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms, according to a new study.

Jul 16, 2013, 11:16 AM IST

Scientists melt mystery over icecaps, sea levels

Sea levels have already risen on average about 18 centimeters since 1900.

Feb 10, 2012, 19:30 PM IST

Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by 2100

Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by the end of the century and by another 180 cm over the next four centuries.

Oct 18, 2011, 14:49 PM IST

`Rising sea levels threatening coastal cities`

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has warned that rising sea levels could put coastal cities from Kolkata to Miami at "serious" risk.

Oct 04, 2011, 14:22 PM IST