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    The Rise Of Sea Level

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    Sea level continues to rise in recent years, but also that the rate gradually accelerated, according to some data of observations. Sea level is rising primarily because as global temperatures increase, oceans are warming, which causes sea water to expand; and land ice is melting, which transfers water to the ocean. The rise of sea level will increase the risk of the coastal inundation. “Climate change will not introduce any new types of coastal hazard” (Manatu Mo Te Taiao, 2004), but the climate change will affect the coastal hazards. The height of the tide is very significant decisive factor for the coastal inundation and the rise of sea level will affect the exceedance of the high water of high tides. Current Methods for defining the coastal…

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    According to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (an American institution), “more than 100 million people currently live within 1 [metre] of mean sea level”, meaning that close to 100 million people could and will be displaced from their homes within the next few hundred years, due to sea level rise (2010). There are several factors that contribute to the rise of global sea-level, both directly (warming oceans, expansion of ocean particles and melting glaciers) and indirectly (global warming…

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    Essay On Interglacials

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    water was being sealed up onto the land as ice. This ice sheet build up has drastically lowered worldwide sea level. Throughout the shorter, hotter, breaks called interglacials, the ice sheets have degenerated, and with the water from the glaciers melting and draining back into the oceans, the sea level has increased. Since the coldest part of the last ice age that happened about twenty thousand years ago, to now in the present day, worldwide sea…

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    In order to have a better understanding of Global Warming it is crucial to have a clear perspective of how it is affecting society and our planet today. Rainstorms, droughts, record high temperatures, the significant melting of ice glaciers and lastly the rising of sea levels are just some effects that have become increasingly prevailing in our day to day lives. Heat waves amongst precipitation under global warming are major threats to human and animal health and safety. The ongoing days of…

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    Storms of my Grandchildren is a interesting tale of experiences encountered by a climate change scientist, James Hansen. Hansen is a decelerated climate scientist who is a retired researcher of NASA. In his book, he journeys through his life as a climate scientist and tells his experiences and frustrations with the global warming trend that society is creating. It has a good mix of hard science, and political issues. The purpose for this book becomes clear early in the story, what is happening…

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    Lack Of Sustainability

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    As the human population continues to increase, more and more animals’ habitats are threatened by expanding developments as well as deforestation caused by expanding cities and establishments. As well as this, changes in climate and the increase in water levels have also affected many marine species that are unable to adapt to the new conditions. The rate at which animals have become extinct in recent years has increased to a chilling amount, which is currently an approximated 200 species every…

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    In addition to the weakening of the ozone layer, carbon dioxide and methane gasses also play a role in increasing heat across the globe which results in climate change. Carbon and methane emissions heat up the earth and while the earth begins to heat up, polar ice caps begin to melt. The icecaps release furthermore methane gases into the atmosphere and continue to heat the globe. The melting of the icecaps also results in higher sea levels which in turn harm coral reefs and decrease the land of…

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    The Galveston Hurricane

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    In the 1890’s Galveston was one of the biggest cities the United States and also known as, “The New York of the Gulf”, and was on its way to becoming one the most important ports in the country. Everything was well on its way to continue rise up and up until one day it all came crashing down. This was the day of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the most deadly hurricane to ever hit. Despite having a measly area of only 64.02 miles, Galveston was a booming city with a whopping 37,000 residents…

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    the possible risk of their towns getting swamped in due to the increments in the water levels that have gained inches and possibly feet from the melting of ice sheets. Sea levels rising due to global warming. Water in sea levels has been changing since the early 1880’s. The global average sea level has increased 8 inches since the early 1880’s, several locations along the east coast and gulf of Mexico have experienced more than 8 inches of local sea level rise in only the past 50 years. The…

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    Specifically looking at infrastructure, higher temperatures in the summer combined with lower temperatures in the winter will contribute to higher energy use to heat and cool homes and businesses. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the net expenditure in annual heating and cooling costs could increase by $57 billion by the end of the century. Besides energy costs, scientists predict that with a rise in the global temperature there will be one to three foot change in the sea…

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