Sea Level Rise Is A Consequence Of The Global Climate Change Essay

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Sea-Level Rise is a consequence of the global climate change causing a general shoreline retreat and an increased flooding (Mangor 2004). With a 1 m rise in Sea Level, affected populations will be 36.9 million in the East Asia and Pacific region, 7.9 million in the Middle East and North Africa, 6.4 million in South Asia, 2.7 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 2.3 million in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dasgupta et al. 2008). With tidal gauge instruments, it was measured that the sea level has risen by an average of 1.7 ± 0.3 mm/year since 1950 (Cazenave and Nicholls 2010). Sea Level Rise has also been routinely measured by high-precision altimeter satellites. Satellite altimetry indicated that the sea level is not rising homogeneously. It is rising more in some locations than others. In some regions, such as the western pacific, the sea level has risen up to three times faster than the global mean since 1993 (Cazenave and Nicholls 2010). The primary concerns of a rising Sea Level are Human Safety, Natural disasters such as flood, the impact on Ecological Habitats and Economy of the regions which are under the threat of a Sea Level Rise (Burger et al. 2016; Jennings et al. 2016). From 1993 to 2009, the mean rate of Sea Level Rise rose to 3.3 ± 0.4 mm/year, suggesting that Sea Level Rise is accelerating (Cazenave and Nicholls 2010). The three main causes for the Sea Level Rise are thermal expansion of sea water due to ocean warming, water mass input from…

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