Ice Melting at the Poles Means Sea Level Changes You’d Never Expect

September 17, 2017 – As ice sheets in Antarctica, Greenland and the Canadian Northern Archipelago melt, they create an uneven pattern of sea level rise around the world. Researchers ... Continue Reading →

Flood Hazard Risk Exposure in the United States an Issue After Harvey and Irma

September 16, 2017 – In past postings on flood risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather events, I have largely focused on residential and urban exposure to large-scale ... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Wetlands in a World of Rising Seas

September 11, 2017 – Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have hopefully awakened Americans from their slumber about the potential damage to their country from extreme weather exacerbated ... Continue Reading →

Europe’s North Sea Warming Twice as Fast as World’s Oceans

September 9, 2017 – The North Sea is 1.67 Celsius (3 Fahrenheit) degrees warmer than it was in 1972. Compare that to the world ocean temperature rise of 0.74 Celsius (1.33 Fahrenheit) ... Continue Reading →

Harvey has Exited Stage Right and Now Hurricane Irma is About to Enter, a Category 5 Storm

September 5, 2017 – Can there be a Category 6 hurricane? Not based on the current measuring standard. Category 5 is top of the charts for the Saffir-Simpson scale. But maybe it ... Continue Reading →

Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Experiencing Sea Level Rises Six Times Faster Than Global Average

August 10, 2017 – A new research paper from the University of Florida published this week calculated sea level rise from south of Cape Hatteras to the Florida coast using data ... Continue Reading →

Climate Scientists Release Draft of Special Report in Fear That Current U.S. Administration Will Bury It

August 8, 2017 – A climate science draft report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program was released to the public this week. A product of scientists from 13 different federal ... Continue Reading →

Fastest Transit of Northwest Passage Just Completed

July 30, 2017 – Note this date on your calendar because it represents a climate change milestone. The Northwest Passage is now open for commercial shipping to make it from the ... Continue Reading →

World’s Tropics Getting Fatter with Global Warming

July 28, 2017 – It’s going to take some amazing dieting to reduce the Earth’s bulging tropical zone over the next century and beyond. The official tropics lie between ... Continue Reading →

Union of Concerned Scientists Try to Calculate Cost of One Meter Sea Level Rise

July 23, 2017 – To ignore sea level rise is to ignore the most visible evidence of global warming. Our seas are rising 3 to 4 millimeters per year. That’s not a big number ... Continue Reading →