Mathieu Dumberry from the University of Alberta is one of only a few people in the world investigating changes in Earth rotation.
John Ulan for the University of Alberta

Length of day increase and sea level rise linked

Via press release today from the University of Alberta. The days are getting longer Scientists reveal that the rotation of Earth’s core holds a clue to understanding global sea-level rise Scientists are studying past changes in sea level in order to make accurate future predictions of this consequence of climate change, and they’re looking down to…


A Novel Way to Test the Impact of Rising Sea Levels

(Featured Image Borrowed from The Guardian) Guest post by David Middleton, Eric Worrall’s recent essay on the Prime Minister of Tuvalu and his reticence to providing some evidence that his island nation is being inundated by rising sea level inspired me to devise a simple test to see if an island is sinking, vanishing or being washed…


Missing factors in climate models suggest Antarctic melt may not be so bad after all

From MCGILL UNIVERSITY Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat Gravitational effects, variations in Earth structure could damp rise in global sea levels The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study. The findings, published online…

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An Open Invitation to Ira Flatow

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I had to go to town yesterday, and so I was glad it was Friday, because it’s Science Friday on the local Public Broadcasting System station and I can listen on my truck radio. In general I enjoy Science Friday, because the host, Ira Flatow, has interesting people on the…