Rising Sea Levels

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Rising Sea Levels

  1. 1. Rising Sea Levels Sarah and Sheena
  2. 2. Causes1.Thermal Expansion2.Melting of Ice Sheets and Glaciers
  3. 3. Implications• Billions spent on adaptation• Submerges cities• Displaced rural populations• Flooded farmland
  4. 4. Consequences• Submerged island nations• Contaminated water• Destruction of ecosystems
  5. 5. Addressing• Rising sea levels may not stop for hundreds of years• Heat mixed into deeper layers of the oceans• Climate Pact for 2020
  6. 6. Sources• http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/0 ,,contentMDK:21215328~pagePK:64165401~piPK:64165026~theSitePK:469 382,00.htmlhttp://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/sea- level.html• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_sea_level_rise• http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/0 ,,contentMDK:21215328~pagePK:64165401~piPK:64165026~theSitePK:469 382,00.html• http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/sea-level.html• http://www.cop.noaa.gov/stressors/climatechange/current/sea_level_ri se.aspx• http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate- change/impacts/sea_level_rise/• http://www1.american.edu/ted/ice/maldives.htm• http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2167605/Sea-levels- continue-rising-regardless-greenhouse-gas-treaties-warn-scientists.html

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