Researcher Shane Elipot releases ocean drifter. Credit: Shane Elipot, Ph.D. University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise. Using the existing NOAA Global Drifter Program array of roughly 1,200 buoys that drift freely with ocean […]

Three types of flooding: direct marine flooding (left), drainage backflow (center), groundwater inundation (right). Credit: Hawaii and Pacific Islands King Tides Project (left and center), Honolulu Police Department (right). Today and as sea level continues to rise in the future, extreme high tide events cause Honolulu, Hawai’i’s primary urban center to experience flooding not just from […]

A net loss of 600 billion tonnes from the Greenland ice sheet was enough to raise the global watermark 1.5 millimetres in 2019, about 40 percent of total sea level last year. The kilometres-thick icesheet that covers Greenland saw a near-record imbalance last year between new snowfall and the discharge […]

Huzzah for overeating and watching athletes brutalize each other. Boo the fact that climate change is an existential threat to Miami. PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES Ah, the Super Bowl, a bonanza of overeating and watching men brutalize each other (brain health be damned), punctuated by 30-second reminders to spend money. This weekend the spectacle will […]