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Coastal cities face their mortality on the climate 'frontline'

In city upon city, office towers, warehouses and homes crowd the water's edge as if they are jostling to take a dip, major roads hug the shore, landing strips jut dauntlessly into the frothing waves

A family dwelling on an embankment as river erosion destroys their home following the damage of a coastal embankment along the Bay in Satkhira. Kurikahnia, Ashashuni upazila, Satkhira on 28 September 2020

Arctic sea ice thinning faster than expected: Researchers

By timing how long it takes for radar waves to bounce back from the ice, they can calculate the height of the ice above the water, from which they can infer the ice’s total thickness

Arctic sea ice thinning faster than expected: Researchers

Rising global temperatures 'inexorably closer' to climate tipping point: UN study

The report predicts a 90 per cent chance that at least one of the years between 2021 and 2025 will become the warmest year on record, topping 2016 temperatures

People run through a waterlogged road due to rising sea level ahead of Cyclone Yaas at Digha in Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal, India, on 26 May, 2021

Melting Antarctic could push seas to 'catastrophic' levels at 3C warming

Antarctic melting could cause a "dramatic" rise in sea levels if countries fail to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), posing a serious threat to low-lying and coastal ...

Melting Antarctic could push seas to 'catastrophic' levels at 3C warming

World's glaciers melting faster: Study

The study in the science journal Nature provides one of the most wide-ranging overviews yet of ice mass loss from about 220,000 glaciers around the world, a major source of sea level rise

World's glaciers melting faster: Study

Warmer seas keep hurricanes stronger for longer, study says

Warmer seas caused by climate change are making hurricanes stronger for longer after landfall, increasing the destruction they can wreak on impact, a new study has found

How are warmer seas changing our planet?

Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100

If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's melting ice sheets could together contribute more than 38 centimetre of global sea level rise by 2100, says a NASA-led study.

Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100

Existing mangroves could fall to sea level rise by 2050

"Mangroves are the most efficient eco-system on the planet for storing carbon," said Benjamin Horton, chair of the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Spotted deer in the Sundarbans

Sea levels can rise more than 1 metre by 2100

The study used projections by more than 100 international experts for the global mean sea-level changes under two climate scenarios - low and high emissions.

Sea levels can rise more than 1 metre by 2100

Bangladesh among most exposed as 300m people at flood risk: Study

Climate change will put three times more people at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 than previously thought, according to a study published on Tuesday, with swathes of Asia and cities in North ...

Bangladesh among most exposed as 300m people at flood risk: Study
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