A wave breaks at an offshore reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA-EFE A wave breaks at an offshore reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA-EFE
A wave breaks at an offshore reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA-EFE
New Zealand

Bigger and more frequent monster waves in Southern Ocean threaten to gobble up coastlines amid climate change

  • Study finds that global warming will trigger larger and more frequent extreme waves over the next 80 years in the Southern Ocean
  • The extreme wave increases could cause potential damage to Australian, Pacific and South American coastlines by the end of 21st century

Topic |   New Zealand
A wave breaks at an offshore reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA-EFE A wave breaks at an offshore reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA-EFE
A wave breaks at an offshore reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA-EFE
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