User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Sea Level
Last updated: May 17 2018 10:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Seals helping predict Antarctic ice sheet melt' 17.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Seals found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists to make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the ice sheet is melting. Scientists tagged two seal species with devices to collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica, according to the findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has been investigating ways of studying warm, salty, deep water in the Amundsen Sea, in the Southern Ocean. Understanding more about how this water gets towards the ice shelves by measuring its temperature, salinity and depth, will help climate change modellers make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the Antarctic ice sheet is melting, they said. As the ice in west Antarctica melts, it has been estimated that sea levels could rise by up to 3.2 metres, with much of the water draining through two glaciers - Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier - in the Amundsen ...
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Dust storm Disaster: Don't diss climate change 6.5.2018 Rediff: News
'The link between global warming and weird, extreme weather events is being better understood every year.'
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World glacier melting passes point of no return: Study 21.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The further melting of glaciers worldwide cannot be prevented in the current century - even if all the emissions are curtailed, a study has found. However, due to the slow reaction of glaciers to climate change, human activity will have a massive impact beyond the 21st century, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. In the long run, 500 metres by car with a mid-range vehicle will cost one kilogramme of glacier ice, researchers said. In the Paris Agreement, 195 member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to limit the rise in global average temperature to significantly below two degrees Celsius. Researchers at The University of Bremen in Germany and the University of Innsbruck in Austria calculated the effects of compliance with these climate goals on the progressive melting of glaciers. "Melting glaciers have a huge influence on the development of sea level rise," said Georg Kaser from the University of Innsbruck. "In our calculations, ...
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World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050: Report 20.3.2018 Sify Finance
Three densely populated regions of the world, including South Asia, could see internal climate migrants of over 140 million people in the next three decades if climate change impacts continue, a new World Bank Group report finds.
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‘Climate change threatens future of golf’ 8.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Climate change threatens future of golf’
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California cities sue big oil firms over climate change 21.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-OIL/CLIMATESUITS (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-California cities sue big oil firms over climate change
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Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action 9.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
COLOMBIA-CLIMATECHANGE/CARTAGENA (FEATURE):FEATURE-Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action
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The disrobing of Mumbai, layer by layer, plot by plot 31.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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State's sea levels may rise by 0.38 metre by 2050 21.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Few decades on, structures near Mumbai's seashores may be inundated by rising sea levels. In what may drastically alter perceptions about climate change and its impact on coastal cities like Mumbai, a state government study has predicted a 0.38 metre rise in sea levels across Maharashtra by 2050. The Maharashtra Maritime Board's (MMB) shoreline management plan (SMP) has suggested that construction near the coast in Mumbai must rise to a minimum 7.59 metres above mean sea levels by 2050 to withstand storm surges and floods. While Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notifications regulate a 500 metre horizontal region from the high-tide line, the SMP lays down a vertical impact of the sea-level rise. This can be incorporated into urban and land use planning, serving as baseline data for planners executing shoreline infrastructure projects like Mumbai's coastal road. "This is Maharashtra's first SMP. Developed countries like Singapore and Australia have SMPs and consider them as reference points in coastal ...
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UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 16.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (REPEAT, UPDATE 2):RPT-UPDATE 2-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards 15.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-TRUMP/INFRASTRUCTURE (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
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In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land 21.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
US-MIAMI/SEALEVELRISE (FEATURE):FEATURE-In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Sindhudurg leg of the Science Express today 17.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The IX Phase of the prestigious Science Express exhibition train which is on a Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017 reached Sindhudurg in Maharashtra today i.e. 17 July 2017. This phase of train is being referred as ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS)’ highlighting the global challenge of climate change.
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In photos: What happens when a trillion-tonne iceberg breaks loose from Antarctica 15.7.2017 Rediff: News
And why YOU should worry about it.
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Rising sea levels to flood New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami: study 13.7.2017 DNA: Top News
Major US cities like New York, Boston and Miami may face chronic flooding over the next few decades, warn scientists who have found that sea level rise due to climate change may cause 60% of coastal communities in the country to lose their homes by 2100. Scientists made list of US cities that may not make it through the next 20, 50 or 80 years due to sea level rise. If the sea level predictions are accurate, places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami face a grim future, according to researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists - a nonprofit science advocacy organisation in the US. They released a report listing the cities that will be inundated with water, that is, they will be flooded at least 26 times per year - equivalent of a flood every other week. "Between 165 and 180 chronically inundated communities in just the next 15 to 20 years; between 270 and 360 in roughly 40 years, depending on the pace of sea level rise; and 490 by end of century with a moderate sea level rise scenario," ...
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Madgaon leg of the Science Express today 11.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The IX Phase of the prestigious Science Express exhibition train which is on a Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017 reached Madgaon in Goa today i.e. 11 July 2017. This phase of train is being referred as ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS)’ highlighting the global challenge of climate change.
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Will NASA-ISRO satellite pass the Trump test? 25.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington tomorrow. At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the NASA and the ISRO.
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Will Nasa-Isro satellite pass the Trump test? 25.6.2017 TOI: India
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington.At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the Nasa and the Isro.
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Trump test awaits NASA-ISRO's most expensive satellite 25.6.2017 Rediff: News
If all goes on well, the NISAR satellite will be launched in 2021 from India using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).
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Munnar cloud observatory to predict lightning 11.6.2017 TOI: Home
It is expected that the observatory, located at 1820 metres above sea level, would ultimately help the scientists in mapping the impact of climate change on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, biodiversity and forestry sectors in the long run.
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