Antarctica without Ice Shelves Leads to Rapid Multi-Meter Sea Level Rise

Journal of Glaciology, September 14 Collapse of ice shelves neighbouring the Antarctic Ice Sheet has the potential to contribute 1 to 12 meters of sea level rise over the next 500 years, with 1.9 to 5 meters generated within 500 years by the collapse of ice shelves adjoining the West Antarctic Ice Sheet alone. Such […]

Increased Episodic Flooding by 2100 Under High Emissions Scenarios

Scientific Reports, July 30 Under the high emissions RCP8.5 scenario, and with no adaptation such as sea walls or inland migration, increases of 48% in total land area, 20% of global GDP and an additional 23 million people could face periodic risk of flooding by 2100, significantly increasing previous estimates. Regions in northwestern Europe, Asia, […]