Category Archives: sea level

The science of sea level and the consequences of rising seas

Snow on snow: vanishing glacial ice

Winter’s white blanket of snow is becoming rarer. We must learn to appreciate it. There could be no better description of how our planet begins its descent into an ice age than Christina Rossetti’s haunting 1872 Christmas carol: “Snow on … Continue reading

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The awesome challenge of coastal inundation

A significant increase in Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level rise raises the prospect of a 1 metre to 1.8 metre sea level rise within a human lifetime. That should be raising alarm bells among authorities and planners. A giant is stirring to … Continue reading

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Imagining a future where justice prevails

Elite sports have many options to deal with climate change not available to most. A Hobart conference looks at how we deal with climate injustice. How much heat and humidity should halt tennis matches? When temperatures pass 40C should cricketers … Continue reading

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