Sea level rose 3.1 mm each year between 1993 and 2020: Report 

What is the news?  Recently, Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service published a report “The Ocean State Report 5”. As per the report the global ocean covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and regulates the Earth’s climate and sustains life. Currently, global ocean is undergoing severe changes from natural variations, over-exploitation and anthropogenic influences.  These changes caused the sea level… Continue reading Sea level rose 3.1 mm each year between 1993 and 2020: Report 

Sea level rise is certain 

Source: This post is based on the article “Sea level rise is certain” published in The Hindu on 23rd Sep 2021.  What is the news?  Recently, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report, ‘Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis’. This report provides scientific reviews on the science and impacts of climate change. It also discusses… Continue reading Sea level rise is certain 

Bengal port records country’s highest sea level rise in 50 years

According to data by the Ministry of Earth Sciences,Diamond Harbour in West Bengal has recorded the maximum sea level increase out of the major ports in India. The data says that sea level rise in the country has been estimated to be 1.3 mm/year along India’s coasts during the last 40-50 years.On the other hand,… Continue reading Bengal port records country’s highest sea level rise in 50 years

Antarctica to lose an iceberg 30 times the size Manhattan

NASA scientists have been observing two enormous cracks in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf which are accelerating towards each other. When they converge, a piece of ice about 1709 square km in size could break off the ice shelf. The Brunt Ice Shelf borders the Antarctic coast of Coats Land between Dawson-Lambton Glacier and Stancomb-Wills Glacier… Continue reading Antarctica to lose an iceberg 30 times the size Manhattan

Giant cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

A NASA-led study has discovered a giant cavity growing at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier. The glacier is located in western Antarctica and flows into Pine Island Bay, a part of the Amundsen Sea. According to NASA, the Thwaites Glacier is currently responsible for approximately 4% of global sea level rise. It holds enough… Continue reading Giant cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay