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There could be a rise in global sea levels by over three metres: Experts

There could be a rise in global sea levels by over three metres: Experts

An international team, including researchers from University of Southampton in the UK, looked at what might happen if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated.

Apr 27, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Abrupt sea level rise seen 15,000 years ago could happen again

Abrupt sea level rise seen 15,000 years ago could happen again

Global warming is replicating conditions that triggered an abrupt sea level rise of several meters in the ocean around Antarctica some 15,000 years ago, warns a study.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:50 AM IST

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

Global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators.

Aug 03, 2016, 01:15 AM IST
Sea level swings may rise due to dueling climate cycles!

Sea level swings may rise due to dueling climate cycles!

Over the last 30 years, the seesaw’s wobbles have been more extreme, causing variations in sea levels up to three times higher than those observed in the previous 30 years.

Mar 15, 2016, 10:49 AM IST
Sea level rising faster than ever: Report

Sea level rising faster than ever: Report

Global sea level rose by about 14 centimeters, or 5.5 inches, from 1900 to 2000, the scientists said in a latest report.

Feb 23, 2016, 10:38 AM IST
Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

The water gains over land were spread globally but taken together, they equal the volume of Lake Huron, the world’s seventh largest lake.

Feb 12, 2016, 10:19 AM IST
World split over carbon-cutting in climate battle

World split over carbon-cutting in climate battle

A pivotal question has split world powers along unfamiliar lines as they haggle over how to avert catastrophic global warming: Should they set a goal of entirely eliminating carbon-belching industries?

Oct 22, 2015, 15:22 PM IST
Global sea levels could rise by 20 feet due to climate change

Global sea levels could rise by 20 feet due to climate change

Sea levels could rise at least six metres or around 20 feet above current levels if current climate trends continue, says a study analysing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets.

Jul 11, 2015, 11:50 AM IST
Sea level in Sunderbans rising at an 'alarming' rate per year: World Bank report

Sea level in Sunderbans rising at an 'alarming' rate per year: World Bank report

A World Bank report has said that the water level in the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is rising at an “alarming” rate, endangering the habitation.

Apr 01, 2015, 11:06 AM IST
Rise in sea levels 'far worse' than previously believed

Rise in sea levels 'far worse' than previously believed

A new study has recently revealed global oceans have risen at almost double the estimate in the last two decades than previously thought.

Jan 15, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

US coastal areas face major flood threats

 Come 2050 and most of the US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding every year due to dramatically accelerating impact of rising sea level, says a study.

Dec 21, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

'Lima held no hope for an India facing extreme weather patterns'

The recently-concluded climate change talks in Lima failed to catalyze any optimism for the next round at Paris 2015, signalling little hope for India that is already reeling under extreme weather patterns, experts said.

Dec 16, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

Major tectonic event may have triggered burst of animal life 530 million years ago

A new research has explored that a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of animal life.

Nov 01, 2014, 11:27 AM IST

Antarctica may lift sea level sooner than previously thought

A new study has revealed that Antarctica may raise the sea level faster than previously thought posing threat to the coasts and coastal megacities.

Aug 14, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

Greenland ice sheet collapse linked to sea level rise 400,000 years ago

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.

Jun 26, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Bolivia launches world`s highest cable railway

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.

May 31, 2014, 03:55 AM IST

Sea level rise forces US space agency to retreat

Sea level rise is threatening the majority of NASA`s launch pads and multi-billion dollar complexes famous for training astronauts and launching historic missions to space, scientists said Tuesday.

May 20, 2014, 10:58 AM IST

New technique to determine whether or not sea level rise is accelerating

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.

May 10, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

Researchers have for the first time discovered two subglacial lakes hiding 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Nov 28, 2013, 15:37 PM IST

New map shows how submerged Earth will look if all the ice melted

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.

Nov 07, 2013, 13:21 PM IST