Category Archives: sea level

The science of sea level and the consequences of rising seas

A new generation tackles climate change

With the final nail in the climate policy coffin driven home, younger Australians take up the battle Former CSIRO climate scientist John Church is now free of the constraints of government service and able to speak his mind. He did … Continue reading

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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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