Sea Level Rise

November 26, 2012, 7am PST
In an astonishing interactive graphic and accompanying opinion piece, Benjamin Strauss and Roberr Kopp outline several likely scenarios for the impact of rising seas on America's urban areas. New Orleans and Miami Beach could be completely submerged.
The New York Times
September 29, 2012, 1pm PDT
As the state modernizes its infrastructure, concerns of continued coastal erosion and future sea-level rise raise questions of where to place key infrastructure.
The Wall Street Journal
June 4, 2012, 5am PDT
Add this one to the "This is how they spend my tax dollars?!" file. Scott Huler exposes a ploy by legislators from 20 coastal North Carolina counties to outlaw effectively measuring and predicting the potential rise in sea level.
Scientific American Plugged In Blog
May 3, 2012, 10am PDT
William Brangham takes a look at Norfolk, Virginia, where rising sea levels have made major floods increasingly commonplace – and increasingly burdensome for taxpayers.
June 11, 2011, 1pm PDT
The mayors of the world's biggest cities convened in Sao Paolo recently to team up against climate change and sea level rise. Neal Peirce sees much promise in the effort.
May 13, 2011, 6am PDT
Climatic shifts and periodic weather patterns are bringing sea levels up along the Pacific coast, which is causing many scientists concern about how coastal regions will be able to react.
The New York Times
February 15, 2011, 7am PST
Climate change and sea level rise are expected to increase the amount of major storm events worldwide. For coastal parts of New York City, the effects could be catastrophic. The city is trying to plan now for the storms to come.
November 18, 2010, 10am PST
Bjorn Lomburg argues that cities should not despair over rising sea levels climate change. Instead, they should adapt.
The Washington Post
October 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In the face of climate change and sea level rise, <em>Popular Science</em> offers four designs for urban lifestyles of the near future.
Popular Science
October 7, 2010, 8am PDT
A new group of cities is emerging to collaboratively tackle issues related to sea level rise in delta and waterfront cities.
February 23, 2010, 2pm PST
As sea levels rise and flooding threatens the foundations on which the city was built, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is literally sinking into the sea. Now the president is pushing a plan to find a new home for the country's capital.
Agence France Presse
January 16, 2010, 1pm PST
Cities along the British coast are being warned that sea level rise over the next 100 years will have significant destructive effects. Officials are being cautioned to consider city-altering plans that shift populations away from endangered areas.
December 28, 2009, 12pm PST
The City of San Francisco recently inked a deal to purchase the man-made Treasure Island sitting in its bay. But some wonder if an island threatened by rising sea levels was really such a smart buy.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 25, 2009, 11am PST
A new report prepared for the insurance industry says that the rise of sea levels could cost port cities $28 trillion by 2050.
September 13, 2009, 11am PDT
Plans to construct a new cargo port near Venice has some conservationists up in arms. They say the plans would exacerbate rising water levels and further endanger the flood-prone ancient city.
The Guardian
July 6, 2009, 1pm PDT
By 2100, vast stretches of the Mississippi Delta will be lost to sea level rise, according to a recent study. More than 5,000 square miles could be lost, including much of New Orleans, researchers say.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 1, 2009, 8am PDT
The Florida Keys are likely the most vulnerable places to sea-level rise in America. Despite this danger, officials there have set no plans for counteracting or dealing with climate change.
Miami Herald
June 30, 2009, 9am PDT
Marsh loss in the Gulf region is being exacerbated beyond repair by dams along the Mississippi River, according to a recent study.
The New York Times
May 19, 2009, 12pm PDT
Sea levels are declining near Juneau, Alaska, as a result of melting glaciers. Though it may seem a good sign in the face of climate change, the expanding earth is causing some major environmental concerns.
The New York Times
March 13, 2009, 10am PDT
Computer modeling predicts sea levels rising 55 inches by 2100, and a recent report from California's interagency Climate Action Team is calling for a radical reorganization of the state's coastal development and infrastructure to avoid disaster.
Los Angeles Times