Latest News

The ongoing rise in greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a rapid, irreversible collapse in an Antarctic ice sheet the size of Mexico, with potentially catastrophic consequences, a study published last week in the journal Nature found.
Extreme temperatures linked to climate change can be expected to cause a significant increase in the number of premature deaths, according to a report released Monday by the Obama administration.
A new report nearly doubles previous predictions for sea level rise if global emissions continue unabated, portending a doomsday scenario for many of the world’s coastal cities.


Event Details

Sea-level Rise event report

Category: Sea-level Rise
Observation: 20.02.2008
Continent: Indonesia archipelago
Country: Indonesia
State: East Java
Area: Pamekasan regency
Location: Madura
Severity: Moderate
Event details
High waves which hit the Pamekasan regency, Madura, in the past three months, had destroyed at least 10 houses in the coast of the area. The high waves coupled with high velocity winds had cost the local population material loss amounting to Rp 100 million, said Faruk, a villager. Faruk said that 2-meter high waves have entered the coastal areas destroying houses and other building in their path. The high waves can now easily enter the coastal areas as there were no longer sand dunes which in the past had also served an obstacle to the raging waves to enter the coastal areas. Illegal quarrying had caused the disappearance of the dunes. The villagers had called on the local administration to do something to correct the situation.
Event map:
Loading maps...