expected sea level for the future
I chose the sea level rising because it seemed the most important to me because if the ocean levels rise too much then coastal regions will be destroyed.
- Over the past century, the burning of fossil fuels and other human and natural activities has released enormous amounts of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. These emissions have caused the Earth's surface temperature to rise, and the oceans absorb about 80 percent of this additional heat.
- The Global Mean Sea Level has risen by 4 to 8 inches. The annual rate of rise over the past 20 years has been 0.13 inches a year, roughly twice the average speed of the preceding 80 years.
- In the United States almost 40 percent of the population lives in relatively high-population-density coastal areas, where sea level plays a role in flooding, shoreline erosion, and hazards from storms. Globally, eight of the world's 10 largest cities are near a coast, according to the U.N. Atlas of the Oceans.
Ways to stop Sea level rising
Reducing our emissions would help slow the rate of sea-level rise — but at this point, it's unlikely that we could stop further rises altogether.
The simplest solution remains simply to burn fewer fossil fuels. A new study by the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, NCAR, and Climate Central, says curbing emissions of certain pollutants can help prevent the sea level rise.