7 monuments, cities and world treasures we could lose to rising sea levels
These are just a sample of the things we could lose if temperatures rise 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 200 years.
Greenland ice sheet loses its last grip
Scientists disagree about what impact ice loss in Greenland could have on sea level rise as some models predict that the melting of glaciers will slow as they retreat into rocky valleys.
Rising seas could wipe out many cultural landmarks
A new study shows that 20 percent of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are at risk, bringing to light the cultural implications of climate change.
This is new york with a three meter sea level rise. while manhattan itself is mostly intact, much of the surrounding areas are gone. now of course all of manhattan’s connections to the surrounding sea are small, however there are a lot of them. so building dams here might not be worth the money.
Not only does this affect Maryland, but it could have an impact everywhere.
How will you be affected?
Greenland’s ice sheet hides 100 billion tons of water
The discovery creates ‘additional complexity’ to the scientists’ figures about the rates of sea level rise.
As the ocean makes inroads over the next century, people living in low-lying areas will be displaced, leaving them in need of new homes. Don’t let memories of “Waterworld” deter you from checking out these marine dwellings.
10 innovative ideas that let would us live on water
Climate ‘refugee’ seeks asylum in New Zealand
A man from Kiribati says rising sea levels forced his family to flee for higher ground. Could their plight foreshadow a future inundated with climate-change castaways?
As the ocean makes inroads over the next century, people living in low-lying areas will be displaced, leaving them in need of new homes. Don’t let memories of “Waterworld” deter you from checking out these innovative marine dwellings. Whether you’re concerned that your home will be soon be beachfront property, or you’ve simply always wanted to live life at sea, you don’t want to miss these groundbreaking (water-breaking?) designs.
10 innovative ideas that let us live on water
"When Hurricane Sandy came, the force of the waves flattened the dunes but left the town’s Boardwalk and the houses just 75 feet from it intact. Plans to restore the Bradley Beach dunes are already under way. The town’s dune-barrier project cost about $10,000 in 1996, Mr. Bianchi said. The town suffered $2 million to $3 million in damage, officials said, while many of its unprotected coastal neighbors were devastated.
“People complained about how high they were, but now they’re not complaining,” Mr. Bianchi said. “They’re praising.””
(via As sea levels and storm surge are predicted to rise, fights over sand dunes tear coastal communities apart : TreeHugger)