Thursday, July 2, 2009

Climate Change and Sea Level - I

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

The Mississippi delta as it would look like if land continues sinking and sea level rises one meter.
A new model predicts that 10 percent of Louisiana will be submerged by the year 2100.M.

Credit: Blum and H. Robert

There are several factors contributing to changing sea level. Today, we have not yet understood the dynamic Earth well enough to predict sea level. The uncertainties are too large for politicians and coastal managers to handle. This is the topic of my July edition of A Green Space - A Green Earth. .

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