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Antarctica's glaciers are collapsing - Are we ready to pay attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 May, 2014 4 comments

The "irreversible collapse" of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that's now on the cards. So what does it mean?

Sea level rise

Background | 4 July, 2012 at 13:30

Sea level rise due to global warming is a serious threat, on collision course with large and growing coastal populations. For some people living in low-lying coastal areas and on small islands, damage from sea level rise is already a daily...

Deep Green: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 25 November, 2010 1 comment

Cities at sea level around the world – including Bangkok, New Orleans, Shanghai and Amsterdam – are bracing themselves for rising seas and sinking ground. Populations on river deltas, atolls and islands face flooding and displacement.

Sea Level Rise in Bangladesh

Image | 6 March, 2010 at 15:11

06 March 2010 - Bangladesh. Villagers at Kalabogi village stand on a makeshift dike. If this dike breaks over 1000 homes will be washed away. At high tide the sea is inches away from bursting the bank. Read more

Voices for Change - Sydney

Video | 22 October, 2009 at 16:15

Maldives - Island Kingdom Under Change

Video | 12 December, 2008 at 15:35

The Maldives, one of the lowest lying countries, is threatened by sea level rise. The first country to sign the Kyoto protocol in 1997 and is following the climate negotiations.

Islands Going Under

Video | 7 September, 2007 at 15:47

The Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea are drowning as a result of climate change related sea level rise.

Impacts of sea level rise in India.

Generic multimedia item | 7 December, 2004 at 1:00

Impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities in Orissa, India.

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