As the Earth warms and glaciers all over the world begin to melt, researchers and public policy experts have focused largely on how all of that extra water will contribute to sea level rise.

WASHINGTON – The world’s oceans are now rising at a pace far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

Global sea levels are rising significantly faster than earlier thought, according to a new Harvard study.

We present ice velocities observed with global positioning systems and TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X in a land-terminating region of the southwest Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) during the melt year 2012–2013, to examine the spatial pattern of seasonal and annual ice motion. We find that while spatial variability in the configuration of the subglacial drainage system controls ice motion at short time scales, this configuration has negligible impact on the spatial pattern of the proportion of annual motion which occurs during summer.

Global climate and the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are correlated over recent glacial cycles. The combination of processes responsible for a rise in atmospheric CO2 at the last glacial termination1, 3 (23,000 to 9,000 years ago), however, remains uncertain. Establishing the timing and rate of CO2 changes in the past provides critical insight into the mechanisms that influence the carbon cycle and helps put present and future anthropogenic emissions in context.

Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented.

A new study has revealed that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested.

It may cover a staggering 656,650 square miles (1.7 million square km), but the Greenland Ice Sheet's vast expanse is more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought.

German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before.

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just f