Category Archives: sea level

The science of sea level and the consequences of rising seas

Government deception is trashing our future

Josh Frydenberg’s claim that our emissions are under control is a dangerous delusion. He’s at it again. A month after spinning last year’s rising carbon emissions as being “on track”, Josh Frydenberg’s comment last week on even worse March quarter … Continue reading

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The huge and endless cost of rising seas

Protecting coastal infrastructures is just the beginning of our battle to survive the rising tide. Rising out of a coastal swamp, medieval Venice became a maritime power with a global reach. Now, that glorious relic of empire is being reclaimed by … Continue reading

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Sea level: doing nothing is no option

The inevitability of future sea level rise requires action now. I take my hat off to Hobart City for its persistent efforts to get its people engaged with that bothersome matter of climate change, specifically what it will do to … Continue reading

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