The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.
Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations, scientists find.
50% of surveyed NSW coastal users don’t think that sea level rise will impact them, a report into the NSW community’s views on coastal hazards shows.
Professor John Church wants everyone to speak up about one of the biggest issues facing the world.
UNSW's Professor John Church, the world's pre-eminent expert in sea level rise, is the first Australian awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change.
With global sea levels set to rise by up to a metre by 2100, there is much to be learnt from past changes to the coastline and how humans responded to dramatic increases in sea level.
A jump in global average temperatures of 1.5°C–2°C will see the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves and lead to hundreds and even thousands of years of sea level rise, according to new research published in Nature.