Sea Level Decline

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Five of the Solomon Islands have completely disappeared under water over the past seven decades — scientists blame climate change.
Article: Erosion, coastal flooding, and sea-level rise are some of the greatest challenges civilization faces thanks in part to climate change. What happens when sea levels rise? For some, it means seeing entire islands submerge under water, and losing their homes. But what would sea-level rise mean to US coastlines and coastlines around world?
Disappearing islands
The Solomon Islands are laid-back, welcoming and pristine — volcanic islands, croc-infested mangroves, huge lagoons, tropical islets and emerald forests. This archipelago includes over 900 sparsely populated, predominantly volcanic islands, in the Western
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Sea levels have risen four inches in the last two decades say the agency's scientists. Canada needs a coordinated, countrywide effort to combat the devastating effects, suggest a leading climate scientist. The time is now and we to think about our children and grandchildren.
And it’s not just climate change, suggests Luke Copland, professor and research chair in glaciology at the University of Ottawa. The devastation created by Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, or by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast of the U.S. foreshadows bigger danger.
“The really big impacts come when you combine sea level rise with something like a big storm,” Copland told the Star. “If you live in Miami, New York, London, Amsterdam, Bangladesh, New Orleans — those major cities right on the coast — that’s where you can see some major effects.”
We need to take action now, before it’s too late for future generations. To lessen the effects global warming we need to stay below a global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius according to Dr. John Church, a sea level rise expert at CSIRO, the Australian federal research agency. The rate of sea-level rise could stabilize, says Dr. Church, and potentially decrease by the end of the 21st
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