Sea Level Is Rising

Articles About the Rising Sea Level

Sea Level Rise: Then and Now

In the long run, yes, sea level rise will hit big. If you look at the history, it is episodic, and in the fast bits it can go up 3 feet every twenty years for five hundred years (See MWP-1A in fig. 3, supplement).

On November 20, 2023, the UN's Emission Gap Report found even if countries carried out their current emissions-reduction pledges, the world would likely continuously exceed +3C degrees of warming this century. Later that day, the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative released State of the Cryosphere Report 2023 saying, "Two degrees is too high. Our message -- the message of the Cryosphere -- is that this insanity cannot and must not continue. The melting point of ice pays no attention to rhetoric, only to our actions."

Real Estate Risk and Flood Insurance

Flood risks are increasing. The subsidizing of flood insurance by government agencies is not sustainable. Real estate at risk of flooding will become uninsurable.

Real Estate Underwater: A Florida Climate Change Case Study

In 2022, parts of Florida were submerged by a 20 foot rise in sea levels. The entire state is at risk of being permanently submerged within a century.

Sea-level Rise: Greenland and the Collapse of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

The melting of land ice will dramatically increase the sea level in the near future. Much of the world's coastal real estate will become worthless. Atmospheric rivers will also dump huge amounts of water inland. Flooding will devastate real estate values, infrastructure, and food security.

Real Estate and Climate Change: Stranded on an Island

You don't want to have to choose between isolation and inundation. Initially, some properties will just be temporarily cut-off from civilization. Eventually, those temporary islands will become permanent. Much of the newly isolated land will become worthless.

Managed Retreat: Relocating Due to Climate Change Extreme Weather Events

"If large numbers of communities are rendered undesirable because of their climate, local and regional real estate markets could tank. Expensive public infrastructure like water treatment systems and roads could be abandoned or become obsolete as people relocate. Heavy taxpayer spending is likely. Yet many experts say that proactively steering people away from places climate change is making nonviable will seem a bargain compared with the costs of rebuilding in the shadow of past and future disasters, floods and droughts."


"And once we have destabilized these ice sheets, there will be no stable coastline for centuries. I repeat: There will be no stable coastline for centuries. I apologize to the children."

Sinking Tax Base: Land & Property at Risk from Rising Seas

Rising seas could submerge hundreds of thousands of buildings in the US by 2050

Melting of Greenland Ice Cap is Inevitable

"The minimum of 27cm is the sea-level rise deficit that we have accrued to date and it's going to get paid out, no matter what we do going forward"
"If [2012] becomes a normal year, then the committed loss grows to 78cm, which is staggering, and the fact that we're already flickering into that range [of ice loss] is shocking."
"There is growing support in the scientific literature for multi-metre levels of rise within the next 100 to 200 years."
A collapse of the colossal east Antarctic ice sheet, which would lead to a 52-metre rise in sea levels if it all melted, could be averted if rapid climate action is taken.

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

As more water accumulates in the sea and the temperature rises, more energy is also being stored in the sea. Now, we are seeing more of that sea and energy transferred to the land.

Volumetric or Cubical Expansion Coefficients of Water?

Will warmer water increase sea level rise even greater... the warmer the water the higher the rise due to expansion?

Antarctica and the Rising Sea Level

The problem with the ice in Antarctica is that much of the ice is on land. As the land ice melts or falls into the ocean the sea level rises. Evidence that the threshold for an irreversible disintegration has begun. About the WAIS ice self being unstable, it's destabilization and the collapse of ice shelves and glaciers.

Flood Insurance and Rising Sea Levels

Who pays for flood insurance? The New Jersey casinos have a plan to float the businesses and move them west as the shoreline retreats.

Atlantic City Going Under

For decades businesses located on the island of Atlantic City have been scenario planning for climate change and rising sea levels. At the turn of the century, the casinos devised a plan to float their businesses and ferry gamblers in. Now, the rising waters are no longer a scenario.

How Do We Handle Flood Risk?

A rapid rise in sea level will bring many challenges to homeowners and business along floodplains. Buildings and ports will need to be continually moved inshore.

Oceans Rising at Fastest Rate

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences states that oceans are rising at a faster rate than any time in the last 3,000 years. "We can say with 95 percent probability that the 20th-century rise was faster than any of the previous 27 centuries," said Bob Kopp, a climate scientist […]

Collapse Of West Antarctica

The collapse of the ice sheet in West Antarctica have raised concern about the rising sea level. “This is really happening,” Thomas P. Wagner, who runs NASA's programs on polar ice, said. “There's nothing to stop it now. But you are still limited by the physics of how fast the ice can flow.” “Today we […]

Realities of Climate Change

UNITED STATES — Sea level rise is accelerating. The number of large wildfires is growing. Dangerous heat waves are becoming more common. Extreme storm events are increasing in many areas. More severe droughts are occurring in others. These are just some of the consequences of global warming, which are already having significant and harmful effects […]

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