Topic archives: rising sea levels

For sale: waterfront property. Expected lifespan: maybe 50 years.

June 9, 2016 5

Climate change and related flooding is not a surprise. Should we be paying for rich people to build new pools?

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: NZ’s ocean is key to its survival

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: NZ’s ocean is key to its survival

January 30, 2014 1

New Zealand is in big trouble, but it does not have to be. Kiwi columnist and broadcaster Rod Oram writes in GriffithREVIEW that the keys to New Zealand's salvation lie just outside its land, with a vast ocean of possibility.

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

January 9, 2014 4

The Abbott government has quietly cut funding to Pacific islands struggling with the impact of climate change. Nic Maclellan, a correspondent for Islands Business in Fiji, reports.

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

January 8, 2014 12

The impact of climate change means it's probably too late to save islands in the Solomons. So where will thousands of villagers go? Catherine Wilson reports on the looming displacement crisis.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

June 26, 2013

Can we kiss the Gold Coast goodbye? Plus other political views noted along the way.

<em>The Australian</em> corrects the record on climate change

The Australian corrects the record on climate change

January 17, 2013 11

The national broadsheet has issued a correction for a recent story which claimed rising sea levels were "not linked to warming". Read what was in the story, and what was wrong with it, here.

What you won’t read in The Australian on climate change

January 16, 2013 28

The Australian has backed down from its claim that sea rise is "not linked to warming" -- but to get the full story on the scientific paper at the heart of the controversy, read on ...

Ray Hadley v Tim Flannery … and ‘David’ the neighbour

November 24, 2011 26

High-rating 2GB presenter Ray Hadley has unloaded again on Crikey and Tim Flannery over an allegation he hatched a plot with one of his neighbours to expose him as a climate change hypocrite.

Hadley v Flannery: who’s telling the truth?

November 23, 2011 60

Ray Hadley blasted Tim Flannery and Crikey over claims the 2GB host arranged a call to his program that sparked a flurry of criticism over his waterfront property. But Flannery is standing by his story.

Risky business in planning for rising sea levels

Risky business in planning for rising sea levels

June 8, 2011 16

New government reports found a "worst-case scenario sea level rise of 1.1 metres" within 90 years would have a devastating impact, with as much as $266 billion worth of potential damage, writes David Spratt, climate change analyst and author of Climate Code Red.

Warning from the past: 21st century climate trends, tipping points

Warning from the past: 21st century climate trends, tipping points

April 5, 2011 9

The current rate of greenhouse gas rise is unprecedented in Earth history, excepting global volcanic events and asteroid impacts, writes Dr Andrew Glikson, Earth and paleo-climate scientist at the ANU.

Tiny nations vs. giant polluters

Tiny nations vs. giant polluters

April 21, 2010

Small island nations are suing massive corporations for their carbon emissions causing sea levels to rise. Yes, it's a David and Goliath battle, but can you accuse a company for causing climate change to your whole country -- and win?

Coastal erosion goes beyond global warming

October 28, 2009 13

Coastal erosion happens constantly and has many causes. Spits and points grow too and bays and inlets shallow or disappear completely. Climate change isn't completely to blame, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

Never mind the Pacific Islands, who will save our beach houses from global warming?

October 28, 2009

The media swarmed all over a Parliamentary report yesterday about the threat posed by rising sea levels -- to those who live in multi-million-dollar beachfront properties. No word on our island neighbours whose entire countries are beachfront properties, notes Bernard Keane.

Garnaut: Climate change threatens Mabo’s legacy

October 8, 2009

Faced with rising sea waters, the people of Indigenous activist Eddie Mabo's island, Mer, have had to move to higher ground. Man-made climate change could literally wash away everything he fought for, says Ross Garnaut.

Antarctic ice sheet melting at slower rate

May 15, 2009

Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet is not expected to rise sea levels as much as previously thought, a new study shows.

Garnaut: the questions

October 21, 2008

The neglect of comparing the conditions of the biosphere under the respective scenarios constitutes a major omission, writes Dr Andrew Glikson.

The uneven tide of global warming

September 12, 2008

The Gippsland Gas Plant has its final approval – but is it safe from rising tides, asks Lionel Elmore.

State of the planet

February 20, 2008

Climate change threatens human rights of millions-UN ... Scientists read Antarctic mud for climate change insight ... Small Amazon farmers especially vulnerable to climate change ... Green crusades lot of talk ... Big foot

State of the planet

January 8, 2008

Venice offers lessons on coping with rising seas ... Unions urged to wage green fight ... A scramble to understand Greenland's melting ice sheets ... Global warming decision on polar bears delayed ... Climate change and frog deaths