As sea level rises higher over the next 15 to 30 years, tidal flooding is expected to occur more often, cause more disruption, and even render some areas unusable — all within the time frame of a typical home mortgage. Learn more at http://www.ucsusa.org/encroachingtides Thank you to Bjorn Grigholm, animation; Kristina Dahl, data analysis; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tides and Currents, tide gauge data; and Climate Central Surging Seas Risk Finder, local sea level projections. Image credits: Island Gazette Newspaper, Willard Killough III; Puddleduck Photo, Tim Hayes ; Virginian Pilot, Stephen M. Katz; and West 12th Block Road Association, Peter Mahoun.
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Miami, New Orleans and New York City completely under water it's a very real possibility if sea levels continue to rise. In Earth Under Water we'll see these events unfold as leading experts forecast how mankind will be impacted if global warming continues. They'll break down the science behind these predictions and explore ways humanity could adapt, including engineering vast dams near San Francisco, or building floating cities outside of New York. Earth Under Water (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5584618 Patreon http://patreon.com/ClimateState Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ClimateState
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The Italian city of Venice is prone to frequent flooding because it has sunk five inches over the last century, but now it is also grappling with sea-level rise, caused by climate change, which increases the severity. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports on the risks, and Italy's plans to mitigate them, as part of our series “Peril and Promise,” on climate change.
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A new report estimates that more than half a million people in the U.S. may have to deal with their homes chronically flooding by the year 2045. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/80830/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsy
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Current estimates about future sea level rise, consider up to 10 feet already locked in, due to the greenhouse gas emissions we have emitted so far. How fast this will happen is not certain yet. However, some scientist argue for a 10 feet of sea level rise as soon as in the next 50 years. For transcript and references visit http://climatestate.com/2016/09/13/watch-how-cities-will-get-flooded-with-10-feet-sea-level-rise/ Consider to fund our future climate productions via Patreon or a PayPal donation. Paypal email: [email protected] -- Patreon https://patreon.com/ClimateState
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Jakarta is sinking faster than any other big city in the world. Some coastal districts have sunk as much as four metres in recent years. Jack Hewson reports from Indonesia, on the people responsible for a disaster waiting to happen.
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While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global average. We couldn’t figure out what that meant. Isn’t the sea level...flat? So we called up an expert and went down the rabbit hole. And, we did our best to visualize her truly bizarre answers with animations, dioramas, and a lot of melting ice. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
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The Trump Administration is making it even harder for coastal cities to defend themselves against increased flooding brought about by climate change, says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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Scientists predict California is at risk of experiencing "chronic flooding" over the next 25 years as sea levels continue to rise due to global warming. And it's threatening the livelihoods of those who live and work along the coast, as Mary MacCarthy reports from Los Angeles. #SeaLevels #California #GlobalWarming
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Miami Beach, surrounded by water, perfectly picturesque. Miami Beach undergoing heavy construction because it IS surrounded by water. Come fall (= “L’automne venu”), traditional oceanic and atmospheric changes cause what is known as king tides, extreme high tides and this year Miami Beach is expecting tides higher than what we saw last year. Add to king tides the threat of sea level rise and heavy rainfall and Miami Beach, say climate and emergency operations experts, is ripe for heavy flooding. Miami Beach city leaders are investing millions of dollars in protecting the city’s future, not only building sea walls but also installing state-of-the-art water pumping stations like this one at 10th Street and West Avenue is part of the citywide flood mitigation program. “ We will not be happy until every road is dry and that’s our commitment to our residents. It won’t be easy, we have storms, we have rising sea level due to climate change but we’re taking the offensive, aggressive actions to making sure our city is viable and livable for the next five hundred years at a minimum.” Six water pump stations are under construction throughout the city, all designed to pump water back out to the bay when it comes in. “Miami Beach is going to lead the way in battling and actually the word that we like to use and you’ll hear more and more in the future is the greening of Miami Beach. We’re not just talking about pumps, we’re talking about everything that’s going to happen in Miami Beach to sustain quality of life”. Fifty-eight new pumping stations are slated to be in place over the next five years. These pumps will be working by the end of September. Julia Yarbough
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The leatherback is critically endangered. The main causes of the global decline of its populations have been egg pillaging, nesting habitat deterioration due to accelerated urban development on some beaches and incidental capture by fishers on long lines and in nets. To these pressures is added climate change, which would affect nesting beaches and the proper development of turtle eggs in the sand due to rising sea level and incubation temperature, respectively. Specifically, rising sea level threatens to erode key nesting sites for sea turtles, where infrastructure or natural obstacles impede the landward retreat of the beaches. The purpose of this study from WWF Marine & Species Programme for Latin America & the Caribbean is to generate inundation simulations for some scenarios of sea level rise due to climate change, which can be used to raise awareness in coastal communities about this problem and aid the management authorities of protected wild lands in designing infrastructure-free setbacks.
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"Sea-level Rise: Planning Coastal Development" highlights how the City of Kingston and residents of Piermont are adapting to sea-level rise and coastal flooding. The video reviews the causes of sea level rise and showcases the communities' positive approaches to adapting to this consequence of climate change. Learn more about flood-adaptive planning through DEC's climate resilience pages. http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/93950.html
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A flyover animation of cities underwater after the climate warms four degrees and the oceans rise. Global warming: effects of 2º vs 4º. President Donald Trump's policies may lock us into 4º of warming. FB for daily news: http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Clips courtesy of Climate Central: http://www.climatecentral.org/ Video edited by Robin West Produced by Bryce Plank
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Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes
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Flooding has eroded $15.8 billion in home values along the East Coast, according to a new report. Rick Sanchez asks whether the US doing enough to protect its coastal areas from extreme weather and rising sea levels. Then RT America correspondents John Huddy, Trinity Chavez and Natasha Sweatte report on flooding and infrastructure concerns in Florida, the Northeast and California. #NewsWithRickSanchez #QuestionMore #RTAmerica Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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Even though the sea level has only risen by around 4 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 100% in Georgia since 2000, and solutions are already costing $1 billion. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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Even though the sea level has only risen by around 5.5 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 800% in North Carolina since 2000, and solutions are already costing $2 billion. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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New research from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa reveals a large part of the the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and Waikīkī is at risk of groundwater inundation—flooding that occurs as groundwater is lifted above the ground surface due to sea level rise. Learn more at UH News: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2017/03/26/as-sea-level-rises-much-of-honolulu-and-waikiki-vulnerable-to-groundwater-inundation/
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Even though the sea level has only risen by around 10 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 800% in Texas since 2000, and solutions are already costing $12 billion. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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Even though the sea level has only risen by around 2 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 275% in New York since 2000, and solutions are already costing $4 billion. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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Troubling information from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez about the possible impact of sea level rise to county-owned property.
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Sept. has become the traditional first month of 3 months of occasional King Tide, Global Warming, Sea Level Rise Flooding in South Florida. Dumping more pollution — carbon dioxide and methane — into the atmosphere is sure to speed up the process that will inundate coastal cities in the decades to come. I took this video at noon in Delray Beach’s historic Marina District and Veteran's Park dock, which are located on the Intracoastal Waterway. The new raised seawall and dock at Veteran's Park appears to have prevented flooding. (The only problem with higher seawalls is they tend to send the water off to flood another location. South Florida is also built on porous limestone, so it's only a matter of time before the water migrates under the seawall.) Oct. usually has the worst flooding. I'll try to take more video then. What's clear from my wet feet is without a radical reduction in carbon emissions, all of FL south of Lake Okeechobee is headed under. Even with reductions, it may be too late. The region's geology -- porous limestone that water can move through -- will make it just about impossible to stop the inundation. Watching developers continue to build within blocks of this slow motion catastrophe is surreal and alarming. But that's Florida. I'm taking these videos so future generations can see how it all began (or ended). Larry Richardson (RichardsonArtPhotographyStore.com and StepByStepChef.com) recorded this video using an iPhone 7
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Animation shows flooding that would occur as the result the storm surge from a Category II Hurricane, combined with a projected sea level rise of 2.5 feet (0.75 meters) anticipated over the coming century. Find out more http://www.net.org
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Global warming is causing a rise in sea levels. This video shows flooding that would occur in Miami as the result of projected sea-level rise of slightly over 1 1/2 feet (.6 meters) and storm surge from what is currently a 100-year storm, but which will occur every 10 years by the end of the century because of climate shift. Find out more at http://www.net.org/warming
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Even though the sea level has only risen by around 3 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 300% in Florida since 2000, and solutions are already costing $4 billion. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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Watch Our Latest Documentaries: http://ajplus.co/ajplusdocsnew Sea levels continue to rise due to climate change, and some countries may vanish into the ocean by 2050. The most at-risk is the South Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Coastal erosion and freshwater contamination could make Kiribati uninhabitable in the next 30 years. AJ+ traveled there to find out how its people are facing their uncertain future. Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajpluscommunity Learn more about AJ+: http://www.ajplus.net/
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Animations shows flooding in Boston that would result from a 100-year coastal storm surge with sea level rise of 0.60 meters (approximately 2 feet). Higher relative sea level will add to the base elevation of any storm surge, giving it more power to overtop both natural and constructed protection. Find out more at http://www.net.org/warming
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Even though the sea level has only risen by 4.5 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 200% in Alabama since 2000. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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As sea levels rise, scientists are modelling the extreme flooding events that are likely to cause major problems for coastal areas across the world. Read more about why extreme floods will become the norm: http://go.nature.com/2oQl9QC
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As sea level continues to rise, flooding is expected to become more common during monthly high tides. … By 2030, Miami can expect the frequency of tidal flooding to increase nearly eightfold—from about six per year today to more than 45 https://twitter.com/TheInfoSquad https://www.facebook.com/TheInfoSquad https://therealdeal.com/miami/2017/03/10/miami-beach-mayor-says-coastal-cities-need-more-state-and-federal-help-to-deal-with-sea-level-rise/ http://www.miamitimesonline.com/news/the-forgotten-people/article_a804581e-0986-11e7-b942-b303c31e4fec.html https://weather.com/news/climate/news/south-florida-sea-level-rise-mass-exodus https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/science/flooding-of-coast-caused-by-global-warming-has-already-begun.html?_r=0
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New York City flooding predictions due to global waming
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Nine scientists who have spent decades studying Antarctica say sea levels will rise and all coastal countries could be dangerously threatened by flooding if the sea ice continues to melt. CNN reports that the scientists published a report in Wednesday's edition of the journal Nature about what could happen before the year 2070. The report says that if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica could see a quarter of the volume of sea ice disappear by 2070. Researchers believe that the resulting sea level rise would cause an estimated $1 trillion in damage in the United States alone. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/health/melting-sea-ice-antarctica-study/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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This video describes the application of the RiverFlow2D model to simulate coastal flooding caused by storm surges, tsunamis, and sea level rise.
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NOAA physical scientist Philippe Hensel measures the marshland at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center on Maryland's Eastern Shore, in order to predict when sea level rise will flood the marshes completely. As water levels rise, marshes rise, too. But with accelerated sea level rise, the marshes can't keep pace. Hensel's results show that within decades, CBEC's wetlands will likely be flooded. (Video by Jessica Wilde)
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Windmills are more than just a traditional part of the Dutch landscape; they have played a key role in the war Holland has waged against the sea for centuries. Today the Dutch are using ever-more innovative methods to combat rising sea levels, strategies that may also benefit other nations confronting the effects of climate change. Martha Teichner reports. Originally broadcast on May 21, 2017. Subscribe to the "CBS Sunday Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20gXwJT Get more of "CBS Sunday Morning" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlMmAz Follow "CBS Sunday Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/23XunIh Like "CBS Sunday Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1UUe0pY Follow "CBS Sunday Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1RquoQb Follow "CBS Sunday Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3jk4x Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- "CBS Sunday Morning" features stories on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science, Americana and highlights unique human accomplishments and achievements. Check local listings for CBS Sunday Morning broadcast times.
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An extreme weather conditions, floods have been waking havoc around the world. Bangkok faces the risk of flooding and experts fearing that the city may submerge in years to come. The World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Please keep discussions on this channel clean and respectful and refrain from using racist or sexist slurs as well as personal insults. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us on our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
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Heavy Rains in AP, rising the water levels in Rivers. Flood warning Issued if the levels touched the danger mark. Visit our Website : http://V6news.tv Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/V6News Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/V6News.tv Google+ : https://plus.google.com/109903438943940210337 V6 News Channel
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Bangladesh is highly susceptible to climate change. Floods, cyclones and droughts are likely to increase as the Earth warms. Poor farmers are already trying to adapt. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Hea5EK Melting glaciers, droughts, rising sea-levels - these are just some of the environmental disruptions that are likely to worsen with climate change. But dangerous climate change is not just something that might happen in the future. The earth is already warmed by almost 1 degree Celsius since the dawn of the Industrial Age - the effects are already being felt now. Vulnerable communities are trying to adapt. Bangladesh is more at risk from climate change than almost any other country. It's prone to flooding, cyclones and drought. Climate change may already be exacerbating those things. Bangladesh sits at the bottom of a Delta plane were three main rivers converge. It's straddled by the melting Himalayan glaciers in the north and the rising waters of the Bay of Bengal in the south. That makes it highly susceptible to flooding. In 2009, cyclone Aila tore through Bangladesh, uprooting trees, flattening homes and destroying crops. Along the southern coastal regions the storm left behind salty water in areas it had inundated. Fields that had once support agriculture were deemed useless. To adapt to their newly saline environment, locals have had to change their source of food production. Through a project funded by the World Bank villagers have switched to raising crabs which thrive in saltwater. Villagers rear the crabs and sell them at a local market where they're then resold by buyers who shipped them to Dakha. Adding to this problem, in some areas farmers deliberately inundate their lands with salty water so they can farm shrimp rather than crops, which is more profitable but problematic for the environment. But the salinity creates another daunting problem - it pollutes local groundwater and makes it more difficult to access safe drinking water. Climate change is worsening this effect. Cyclones are more common, river flow has diminished, and salty water from the Bay of Bengal has been reaching ever farther into the coastal lands travelling up rivers and polluting freshwater supplies that are used for drinking and irrigation. NGOs working with the Community Climate Change Project has sought to address this problem. They've provided water tanks so locals can harvest rainwater and have helped fund a desalination plant that provides clean drinking water. In the north of the country, local livelihoods have also been threatened by water. Many villagers are beholden to the rivers. When the rivers flood, the soil used for agriculture has disappeared. Not only have they lost their homes and their crops but also their means of survival. In Ranpur, villagers have learned a new farming technique that works on sandbars or chars where all the soil has been eroded. Farmers dig out holes in the char fill them with compost and plant pumpkins. Pumpkins are preserved and can be sold during the rainy season providing income throughout the year. Adaptation projects such as the ones being carried out in Bangladesh have had a huge impact on those involved but Bangladesh is not the only place where the effects of climate change are already being felt and adapted to. Rotterdam is building floating pavilions to pilot a city that rises with its sea levels. London will improve the Thames Barrier so it can better protect the city from floods. A decade ago adaptation was almost taboo in international discussions about climate change because it was believed to distract attention from the vital task of stopping global warming altogether. Now those are recognized as important. But can keep them in poor countries like Bangladesh adapt quickly enough? We don't know yet. Richer countries are better able to withstand the potential shocks that climate change will bring. If change is slow enough, it gives people more time to act and increases the odds of success. World leaders tend to talk about stopping climate change. It would help poor farmers enormously if it could only be slowed down. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2Hea6bM Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: http://econ.st/2HdlzrZ Follow The Economist on Twitter: http://econ.st/2HcUipH Follow us on Instagram: http://econ.st/2HgJCqk Follow us on Medium: http://econ.st/2Hg15z8
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Experts can measure just how much higher Florence's floodwaters got thanks to sea level rise. Learn more about this story at https://www.newsy.com/83592/ Find more videos like this at https://www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newsy
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Two SJMC faculty, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto, explore the narrative of a South Florida community under threat from sea level rise in this half-hour documentary.
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Sea level rise is happening faster than anyone expected and recent studies show it's only going to get worse—and far worse than anyone imagined. Cities are already struggling to deal with this catastrophe and people are finding themselves having to confront a tough choice: move or prepare for an expensive, disaster filled future. We explore the science behind this climate change fueled disaster and look at what the future might hold for the millions of coastal dwellers in the next 75 years. Podcast by Ashes Ashes, reposted under CC License. Browse episode resources & read full transcript at https://ashesashes.org/blog/episode-02-concrete-reef Stop Fossil Fuels researches and disseminates effective strategies and tactics to halt fossil fuel combustion as fast as possible. Learn more at https://stopfossilfuels.org TRANSCRIPT EXCERPT Daniel: Last week we talked about how climate change is affecting the Arctic. We're going to follow that up with evidence that the seas are rising and the implications that has on our coastal regions. So David are the seas rising? David: Well I think there's plenty of evidence for that. Even if you're not a climate change person it’s hard to deny when the ocean is literally, slowly getting up a little bit higher every year. But what's really interesting is that sea level doesn't rise the same everywhere which is sort of surprising. You think of the ocean as this sort of even thing all across the Earth and you know while the depths are deeper, everything is the same height. We even have this concept of sea level - that's where you measure everything off - but it turns out that sea level is sort of a murky concept and different parts of the Earth have higher sea level than others and there is a bunch of different reasons for that. Daniel: That's surprising to me that you can have different elevations of sea-level in different places. I always imagined it like the Earth is just a huge bathtub and how can one side of the bathtub be higher than the other side? David: Yeah it's a sort of a strange concept but you have to remember there's so much water and weight, and the Earth itself is so huge and these very little things get magnified by these great distances and great amounts of weight and other things. And so there's a lot of different things going into play that causes a sea level rise. One we mentioned last week is ice melt and that's the big factor, but it's not the only factor. In fact right now, and while ice melt is going to be the major player in the future, right now ice melt is only half of the equation more or less. So every year we're seeing, you know depending on where you are and in what measurements you are looking at: about 3.3 millimeters of sea level rise, and that sounds low and it is low for now I suppose. But I mean that's a number that's tripled over the past 10 years. So this is something that’s getting much bigger much faster than anyone was expecting. And so part of this is from that sea ice melt and then part of it itself is something called thermal expansion. As the Earth Heats and land Heats and the atmosphere heats, the water is also Heating, and as we know when things heat up they take up more space and this is true for Metals, this is true for solids, but it's also true for liquids. And as the ocean Heats it expands and it gets bigger and it takes up more space, and this is a big contributor to sea level rise. In fact it's about equal to how much melting ice contributes to it right now and that's huge. The ocean literally warming up is getting bigger and taking up more space. Daniel: And we mentioned last week how a lot of these things are feedback loops and I learned a little bit about thermal expansion; I thought it was really interesting how you have melting ice in the Antarctic which contributes to thermal expansion. A current starts in the Antarctic where the ice that melts puts warmer water into the ocean which then sinks to the bottom, and then it gets transported to other parts of the world. David: Yeah and that sounds really funny: how is this melting ice warmer than the water around it? That's one of the weird things that happens with these really low temperatures with sea ice. The open ocean is very cold—below freezing—but it can't freeze because it's so salty, which lowers the freezing point, like when they put salt on the roads in winter to melt the ice. So this slightly warmer water coming off the ice sinks down and mixes with these very fast, powerful underwater currents, and lowers their salinity. Salty water takes up less space than freshwater. The ocean as a whole is going to become more fresh water as the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melt, causing further sea level rise. That melting ice has another interesting effect—different parts of the world are going to suffer more from sea level rise than others, The eastern coast of the US is going to get dramatically more than other parts of the world.
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Human-caused climate change is driving ramping rates of sea level rise. This sea level rise, in turn, is threatening delta regions of the world with loss of productivity due to flooding and salt water inundation. See more at robertscribbler.com
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Even though the sea level has only risen by around 3 inches, tidal flooding has increased by 300% in Rhode Island since 2000. More homes, streets and park lands are being flooded because of high tides. Higher seas mean more water and more flooding during king tides, hurricanes, and rain storms. Small increases cause real problems, an inch of sea level rise is a big deal.
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Rising water levels and climate change with sea level rise and heavy rainfal has brought a flood situation in Balasore. the rising river water levels has entered the town and created havoc for the inhabitants. (Part 1 of 4) Video by Biswajit Dash. Thanks for watching. Subscribe & Join The Family, Follow Satyabrata on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmSatyabrata Watch other videos, Please Subscribe and follow on Social media. Please Like, Share and comment.
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