Sea Level Rise

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Already Collapsing

Two separate studies confirm its loss is inevitable and will cause up to four meters of additional sea-level rise.

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#DrownYourTown: What Happens When Twitter Users Get On-Demand Apocalyptic Sea Level Rise Maps

Austin, St. Louis ... the Great Wall of China?

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3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

Calvin Metcalf

Mapping a Century of Change in the City of Boston

Dating back to the 1890s.

Apocalyptic GIF Art of the Day: San Francisco Under 25 Feet of Water

What the West Coast would look like submerged under rising seas.

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If This GIF of 10,000 Years of Sea Level Rise Doesn't Freak You Out, Nothing Will

Water is now rising at a faster rate off the New Jersey coast than at any point in 6,000 years.

Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

The Boston Harbor Association

These Scary Maps Explain What Sea Level Rise Will Mean in Boston

Today's 100-year storm surge could be tomorrow's high tide.

Reuters

Look Out Coastal Cities: Greenland Is Melting, Fast

The summer melt in 2012 alone added a millimeter to the global sea level.

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2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

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The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy'

Two experts weigh in on how to prepare our cities to fight back against nature.

Reuters

8 Urban Policy Ideas for Obama's 2nd Term

8 policy ideas the president should feel more than free to steal.

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What Would New York Look Like If the Storm Surge Was Permanent?

It would be a lot smaller, for one thing.

Reuters

Jakarta Is Sinking Itself Into the Ocean

Groundwater pumping and rising sea levels could leave millions flooded out of their homes.

Reuters

As Sea Levels Rise, Venice Sinks

Research shows the Italian city is still subsiding, a problem made worse by rising sea levels.