UN Chief Poses For TIME Cover Off ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Nation That’s Actually Growing In Size

from The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor TIME magazine’s cover shows U.N. chief António Guterres standing in waters off a Pacific island that’s allegedly “sinking” into the sea — except scientific studies indicate it’s not. Studies have found most low-lying Pacific islands either remained stable or increased in size over the decades, including…

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Kriged Sea Level Rise

Guest post by AJ Kriged Sea Level Rise May 14, 2019 Introduction This post shows a reconstruction of sea level rise (SLR) derived by kriging tide gauge data corrected for vertical land velocity.  Kriging is a statistical interpolation method which takes into account how observations differ over distance.  This method is employed widely in the…

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

From the BBC By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 14 May 2019 European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers. In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. As it sped to the ocean, its front…

A Sea Level Rise Conundrum – Greenland’s Cycles

By Jim Steele After France fell to the Nazis, Britain desperately prepared for an invasion. The United States shuttled hundreds of planes to England via the Snowball Route, a series of secret bases on Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland. But in 1942 one squadron never completed the journey. A sudden July storm forced 8 planes to…