Climate disruption and sea level rise

Thanks to a new study from the Potsdam Institute in Germany, it's possible to measure how global warming will raise sea levels. The report predicted for every degree Celsius of global warming, sea levels are expected to rise seven feet.



Tsunami hits Japan after quake

Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began struck its north-east coast on Friday, triggering a massive tsunami, which struck about 250 miles north-east of Tokyo. Officials say 350 people are dead and about 500 missing. Mary Kay Magistad reports.


Tracking the Wave

Rob Williams, seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey explains how we track tsunamis and why we can follow this one across the Pacific. Bill Dorman at Hawaii Public Radio says that he hasn't seen water disturbances so far as he monitors his state.


Hawaii Braces for Tsunami

Bill Dorman, News Director at Hawaii Public Radio discusses the evacuation efforts taking place in Honolulu, HI. Arthur Lerner-Lam, seismologist and interim director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory talks about the earthquake on the sea floor.