Scientists found that if greenhouse emissions are not limited areas with rich vegetation could become barren, and some coastal regions could disappear altogether.
New findings could have implications for how coral reef island communities adapt to climate change and rising sea levels.
Researchers predict that today's "once-in-a-lifetime" extreme water levels may be reached every year in 70 percent of U.S. coastal regions by 2050.
Channels of warm water are merging under Thwaites glacier, new research shows.
"It might be impossible to truly fathom the magnitude of the threat that global-mean sea level rise poses," researchers wrote in a study.
With rising seas and flooding streets, the city is among the most vulnerable in America to global warming.
Using carbon extracted from wasp nests, scientists were able to date Australian rock art to a period of sea level rise and social disruption.
The 27 January marks the first time the Antarctica mainland was seen with human eyes. Two hundred years later and it approaches a tipping point of irreversible glacial melt.
The 330-foot-long structure was created with boulders from a river over a mile away.
A draws on the expertise of 15 researchers from different disciplines to predict what a warming world will mean for the Earth's polar regions.
A fracture allowed the surface water to be transported to the land beneath the Arctic ice.
Floating ice shelves that encircle mainland Antarctica have been thinning in recent years, but the effect this has had on ice loss from the continent's interior has remained unclear.
This is the first time researchers have attempted to map out the number of lakes lying on the surface of the ice sheet during peak melt season.
If the primarily wealthy, white activists gathering in New York really want to fight the climate crisis, they should hear what we have to say.
Thwaites Glacier—which is about the same size as Florida—contains enough ice on its own to raise global sea levels by about two feet if it all melts.
The "equatorial cold tongue" extends from Peru far into the western Pacific, across around a quarter of the Earth's circumference.
Researchers ran hundreds of simulations for different climate scenarios to see how the ice will respond in the coming centuries.
Nature doesn't do subpoenas: it does tornadoes, floods, wildfires and droughts. No leader can stonewall it.
Scientists propose radical geoengineering plan to slow down the collapse of ice sheets.
"We don't test the hull of a ship by ramming progressively larger icebergs until we find one that will break it."
More than 600 million people live in low-elevation coastal areas, less than 30 feet above sea level.
Knowing how much ice Antarctica is losing is critical to understanding how climate change will affect humanity both now and in the future.
Southern California's marsh habitat will be devastated even under a low sea level rise scenario.
Beneath the cavernous ice holds critical data.
This heat source is found all over the planet and is extremely difficult to measure.
Understanding ice shelves is key to projecting sea level rise.
Sea levels rose six times faster than the global average between 2011 and 2015 in the "hot spot."