New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This acceleration, driven mainly by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 … [Read more...]

Pacific Ocean Is Abnormally Warm But Don’t Panic Yet

The Pacific Ocean is warm. Very warm. Last week, NOAA's U.S. Climate Prediction Center announced temperatures reached 3 degrees Celsius (5.6 Fahrenheit) above normal in a key section of the Pacific called Nino 3.4, touching off a Twitter typhoon among some El Nino watchers alarmed that they were so high. Monday, the agency said readings had edged up to 3.1 … [Read more...]

NOAA UPDATE On Record Breaking High Ocean Temperatures

According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world's oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. NOAA says that the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces during August 2013 was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average, tying with 2005 as the fourth highest for August since records began … [Read more...]

Deep Ocean To Resolve Human Role In Global Warming

By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The world's oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of global warming since the mid-20th century, making accurate measurements of deep ocean temperatures vital to predicting how much global temperatures and sea levels are going to rise. In 1999, a group of 30 countries launched the Argo programme as the first global, subsurface … [Read more...]

Report: Sea Levels May Rise 2.3 Meters Per Degree of Global Warming

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, July 15 (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by 2.3 metres for each degree Celsius that global temperatures increase and they will remain high for centuries to come, according to a new study by the leading climate research institute, released on Monday. Anders Levermann said his study for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research was the … [Read more...]