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Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice
 
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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 World After Sea-Level Rise
 
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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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Impacts of Sea Level Rise
 
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Week 3: Life in a 4°C World Impacts of Sea Level Rise
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NASA's Earth Minute: Sea Level Rise
 
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For over 20 years NASA has been tracking the global surface topography of the ocean in order to understand the important role it plays in our daily lives. Climate change is causing our ocean to warm and glaciers to melt, resulting in sea level rise. Since 1880, the global sea level has risen 8 inches; by 2100, it is projected to rise another 1 to 4 feet. :::LEARN MORE::: Key Indicators: Sea Level http://climate.nasa.gov/key_indicator... National Climate Assessment: Sea Level Rise http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/repor... Rising Seas Briefing (recorded audio) http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/71763595 Sea Level Rise: Global Warming's Yardstick http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2201/ West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1088/ Quiz: Sea Level Rise http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/Sea... What Will Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Mean for Barrier Islands? http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/feat... Hangout: Sea Level Rise (recorded) http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blog... :::NASA MISSIONS & RESEARCH::: Jason-3 https://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/mission... OSTM/Jason-2 http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/missions... GRACE http://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/ Operation IceBridge http://icebridge.gsfc.nasa.gov/ :::FOR EDUCATORS::: NASA Wavelength http://nasawavelength.org/resource-se... Ocean Surface Topography Missions Educational Resources https://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/education/
Views: 117148 NASA Climate Change
How Earth Would Look If All The Ice Melted
 
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We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century. As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world's major cities. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/science Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/ Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/ Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Tech Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider
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This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities
 
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Sea level rise is already redrawing coastlines around the world. What happens when the coast retreats through a major city? We look at how the world map will change in the year 2100, and what coastal cities can do to defend themselves. Correction: An early version of this video suggested that researchers expect to see four feet of sea level rise by the end of the century. While researchers do expect to see at least that level of sea level rise in the future, the exact timing is difficult to project. We regret the error. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2ZwP5Se You can learn more about Surging Seas and check how sea level rise may affect you here: http://ss2.climatecentral.org 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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What If All The Ice Melted On Earth? ft. Bill Nye
 
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WATCH 'The End Of The Arctic' https://youtu.be/CrRDtZp96jw SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/arcticasap Subscribe! http://bit.ly/asapsci Special thanks to Business Insider for their Ice Melting video, watch the full version here: https://youtu.be/VbiRNT_gWUQ GET THE ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/ Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Tyler Irving, Greg Brown and Mitchell Moffit Illustrated: by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ Snapchat: realasapscience Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Twitter: http://twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE Tumblr: http://asapscience.tumblr.com Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! SNAPCHAT US 'whalewatchmeplz' and 'pixelmitch' Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Send us stuff! ASAPSCIENCE INC. P.O. Box 93, Toronto P Toronto, ON, M5S2S6 Photo Credits Corrientes-oceanicas Map By Dr. Michael Pidwirny (see http://www.physicalgeography.net) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons References / Further Reading: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v531/n7596/full/nature17145.html https://usclivar.org/amoc/organization/amoc-science-team http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v5/n5/full/nclimate2554.html http://scied.ucar.edu/longcontent/melting-arctic-sea-ice-and-ocean-circulation https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/drown-your-town-what-does-your-hometown-look-like-with-sea-level-rise/ http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map http://eau.sagepub.com/content/19/1/17.short?rss=1&ssource=mfc http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/01/29/rising-sea-level-will-displace-a-substantial-fraction-of-the-human-population/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9162438 http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/08/rising-sea-levels-threaten-over-a-trillion-dollars-worth-of-us-homes/ http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n9/full/nclimate1979.html http://scied.ucar.edu/longcontent/rising-sea-level https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/oceansicerocks/iceandclimate.html http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11/111116-antarctica-mountains-mystery-ice-science-earth/ http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthwherewater.html http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/climate-trends-continue-to-break-records
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Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger
 
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These are the top 10 countries threatened by the 6 meter sea level rise we are almost guaranteed to see in the not-too-distant future, according to the projected pace of global warming and ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Sources: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6244/aaa4019 http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nations-megacities-face-20-feet-of-sea-level-rise-19217 http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/ Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Music: -- AudioBlocks.com -- "Space Fighter Loop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Shouldn't sea levels have risen by now?
 
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Try Dashlane here: http://dashlane.com/simonclark Get 10% off now with my promo code: simonclark ! In this video I answer the question: 'isn't climate change supposed to have risen sea levels by now?' by looking at one dataset in some detail, and reviewing the scientific literature. Also: Kevin Costner's Waterworld. My video on stopping climate change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkbuV_a-rvs This video was light on the potential impacts of sea level rise. I wanted to focus specifically on the perception that sea levels have not changed, and spend time on the data. If you’re interested in the potential impacts then https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ar5_wgII_spm_en.pdf is a must read. Anthropogenic climate change (AGW) is a fickle bit of science, and like much of environmental science sometimes changes on (relatively) long timescales and global extent can hide in plain sight. That seems to be the case with sea level rise. The data is very clear: sea levels have been rising faster and faster over the past century, and this is not caused by natural variability. Humanity's carbon emissions are radiatively forcing the planet, causing net warming and so thermal expansion of the oceans and melting of ice sheets. It appears that this is going to become more and more painfully obvious as this century wears on, and so the sooner we take action the better. REFERENCES/FOOTNOTES (1) Church and White (2011) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10712-011-9119-1 (2) This figure from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Post-Glacial_Sea_Level.png, created by Robert Rohde based on data from Fleming et al. 1998, Fleming 2000, and Milne et al. 2005 (3) There are many excellent resources online about Milankovitch cycles. In this instance, the wiki is a good introduction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles (4) Gross scale annual reconstruction of Greenland temperatures using data from Buizert et al (2018) https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/2017GL075601. The enormous anomalous warming circa 15kya is the Bølling-Allerød interstadial, likely caused by changes in the AMOC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B8lling-Aller%C3%B8d_warming (5) This figure taken from https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=f1e7378b962d42168fdefec3b6eb8b5f (6) This rate calculated based on the year to year (backward step) finite difference gradient of annual average data from (1), averaged over 30 years. (7) See http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/sorce/data/tsi-data/. 100*(~1/1370) is less than 0.1%) (8) Current data https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/. Yes, of course, this rise is caused by humans: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/2018/09/19/is-the-current-rise-in-co2-definitely-caused-by-human-activities/ (9) https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/volumetric-temperature-expansion-d_315.html (10) IPCC AR5 WG1 chapter 13 https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/WG1AR5_Chapter13_FINAL.pdf (11) Though sometimes the timeframe of long term predictions is unclear, e.g. https://www.nature.com/articles/271321a0, leading to hyperbolic interpretations. (12) This figure taken from https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gd/2017/09/13/modern-day-sea-level-rise/, which is a recommended read. (13) https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/12/ (14) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/14/first-case-emerges-of-mammal-species-wiped-out-by-human-induced-climate-change ---------- II ---------- You can support the channel by donating at http://www.patreon.com/simonoxfphys Check out my website! https://www.simonoxfphys.com/ ---------- II ---------- My twitter - http://www.twitter.com/simonoxfphys My facebook - http://www.facebook.com/youtubesimon My insta - http://www.instagram.com/simonoxfphys My goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/simonoxfphys ---------- II ---------- Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com Stock footage provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial Huge thanks to my supporters on Patreon: Alastair Fortune, Anne Smith, Ben McMurtry, bitreign33, Caitlin Louise, Charles Bray, Dan Hanvey, David Efird, Ethan Fuller, Filip Kermit Prick, James Bridges, jawad alalasi, Jay Wright, Jia Xin Peng, Jonathan Trimble, Julian Guggenberger, Kendall Hendrix, Kendra Johnson, Kodzo, Lachlan Woods, Leighton Mackenzie, Liam, Louis Gillet, Mark Anthony Magro, Martin Hermes, Mat Allen, Matthias Loos, Michael Phillips, Mike Wooldridge, Omar Miranda, Paul Everitt, Rory Healy, Ryke Allen, Scott Cassidy, Thusto, Tiarna Pepall, Tim Boxall, Wendover Productions
Views: 215918 Simon Clark
How high will sea levels rise? | Climate Change
 
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The rising sea is the sleeping giant of climate change. Although we now know it's happening, how high will it go? In an attempt to predict what impact the rising waters will have on our world, scientists are turning to the distant past.
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How Climate Change Could Drown New York City | Vanity Fair
 
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Take a look at how climate change and the rising sea level will affect New York City in the future with Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind "Gasland" and the new film "How To Let Go Of The World." Still haven’t subscribed to Vanity Fair on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/2z6Ya9M ABOUT VANITY FAIR Arts and entertainment, business and media, politics, and world affairs—Vanity Fair’s features and exclusive videos capture the people, places, and ideas that define modern culture. How Climate Change Could Drown New York City | Vanity Fair
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The Secret to Rising Sea Levels - Thermal Expansion
 
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TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/dA2l4 So you've heard about Global Climate Change, and how it's causing our sea level to rise, but do you know the real reasons why? Find out how the properties of water make it susceptible to changes in temperature, and how this can change the globe. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Music by Mitchell Moffit http://www.mitchellmoffit.com http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit Art by Gregory and Mitchell http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz Some Sources -- Sea Level Changes: 1) http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/~davey/Geog163/Readings/annurev-marine-120308-081105.pdf 2) http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/sotc/sea_level.html 3) http://www.eos.ubc.ca/~mjelline/453website/eosc453/E_prints/2003RG000139.pdf
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Heating H20: The Chemistry of Sea Level Rise | California Academy of Sciences
 
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Earth is getting warmer, and as a result, global sea levels are rising. But why is this? What is the connection between rising global temperatures and rising seas? We'll explore how the properties and behavior of water at the molecular scale can impact the earth—and people—on a global scale. This video was produced in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District as a part of their NGSS-aligned high school chemistry curriculum. - - - The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it's the only place in the world to house an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—plus cutting-edge research programs—all under one living roof. Connect with us: • Facebook: https://facebook.com/calacademy • Twitter: https://twitter.com/calacademy • Instagram: https://instagram.com/calacademy • Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/heycalacademy • Tumblr: https://heycalacademy.tumblr.com
Waters of Paradise - Adapting to Climate Change in the Maldives
 
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The Maldives is one of the wonders of the world. Located in the Indian Ocean and made of 1192 coral islands, it is also the world’s lowest lying country. The highest natural point is just 2.4 meters above sea level. Today, one of the main problems for Maldivians is water. And it is likely to get worse with Climate Change. While Northern islands face drinking water shortages during the dry season, from April to May, most Southern islands face a different problem: flooding.The United Nations Development Programme with support from the Green Climate Fund is supporting the Government of the Maldives, to ensure that most vulnerable islands have year-round access to potable water and that they can cope with floods on their own. Nearly half of its population lives in Male, the capital of the islands, in less than 1.4 square kilometers. The rest is spread over 186 small, scattered islands. Maldivians have lived for centuries from coconuts and fishing. There are no rivers or streams on any of the islands. Except for Malé and a handful of other islands, most islands rely on rain for drinking water. Islands affected by floods and shortages of potable water receive relief from the capital island Malé. Transportation costs are high with the Maldives scattered geography. This makes emergency relief very expensive for a government already struggling economically. Climate change is expected to bring stronger storms, and longer periods without rainfall. A rise in the ocean’s temperature and acidification has had devastating effects on coral reefs, affecting tourism and fisheries, both critical to the livelihoods of most Maldivians. Damaged reefs also function less effectively as a first line of defense against sea swells and flooding. Until the nineties, Maldivians used groundwater for drinking. But over the past decade, the groundwater of most islands got contaminated. The freshwater lenses of most islands was badly affected by the Tsunami of 2004 and poorly planned urbanization. As a result, today, rainwater, together with water produced using desalination and expensive bottled water are the only potable water options. In the past ten years, the National Disasters Management Center in Malé had to send emergency shipments of water to about half of the 186 inhabited islands during the dry season. An expensive solution that sometimes can take up to two weeks to arrive. Most households have one tank of 2500L and fill it by collecting rain from their roofs. Bigger families might even have 2 or 3 tanks, since one is not enough for them to make it through the dry season. When water supply ends, households cope by borrowing from neighbors, by buying bottled water or by receiving water relief from Male. Learn more at http://adaptation-undp.org/projects/supporting-vulnerable-communities-maldives-manage-climate-change-induced-water-shortages. Director: Marta Baraibar
ISSUES: Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise
 
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Sea level rise has been a constant and increasing threat to many coastal cities throughout the world. But, it's Miami Beach that is considered the epicenter. Coastal flooding, especially during the annual King Tide, continues to create heavy flooding, affecting everything from local traffic to tourism. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce chair-elect Wayne Pathan, explains the great economic impact sea level rise will have on banks, businesses and the real estate market. Guest: Wayne Pathman, Esq., Chair-elect, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce & Chair, City of Miami Sea Level Rise Committee
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Sea level rise: Miami and Atlantic city fight to stay above water
 
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Sea levels are rising. For many cities on the the eastern shores of the United States, the problem is existential. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian We take a look at how Miami and Atlantic City are tackling climate change, and the challenges they face under a skeptical Trump administration that plans to cut funding for environmental programs. Become a Guardian supporter ► http://bit.ly/GDNmembers The Guardian ► https://www.theguardian.com Suggested videos: Battle for Mosul ► http://bit.ly/MosulDoc Radical Brownies ► http://bit.ly/RadicalBrowniesFilm Desert Fire ► http://bit.ly/DesertFire 6x9: experience solitary confinement ► http://bit.ly/6x9gdn Gun Nation ► http://bit.ly/GunNationDoc We Walk Together ► http://bit.ly/WeWalkTogetherFilm The last job on Earth ► http://bit.ly/LastJobOnEarth Patrick Stewart: the ECHR and us ► http://bit.ly/PatrickStewartS The epic journey of a refugee cat ► http://bit.ly/KunkuzCat Guardian playlists: Guardian Bertha Documentaries ► http://bit.ly/GuardianBertha In my opinion ► http://bit.ly/InMyOpinion Owen Jones meets ► http://bit.ly/CorbynJones US elections 2016 ► http://bit.ly/elections2016gdn Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations The Guardian's YouTube channels: Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Science and Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Wires ► http://is.gd/guardianwires
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Rising Seas Are Swallowing This North American Island | National Geographic
 
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Lennox Island is a small but culturally rich coastal community in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that is seeing the negative impact of climate change and sea-level rise. Home to Mi'kmaq (pronounced MIG-maw) First Nations people, the island faces flooding and land erosion that threaten both homes and the roads that connect the residents to the mainland. Also at risk are several archaeological sites that hold vital artifacts from the Mi'kmaq's aboriginal ancestors. The longtime residents of Lennox Island are doing their best to mitigate the effects of climate change but fear that eventually they'll lose their houses to the rising waters. Click here to read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/12/151214-lennox-island-canada-climate-change-erosion/ ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Rising Seas Are Swallowing This North American Island | National Geographic https://youtu.be/l0bKxgyEvTc National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Sea-level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, Future
 
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Read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13389/sea-level-rise-for-the-coasts-of-california-oregon-and-washington
Sea-level rise
 
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Although it may not be immediately obvious when we visit the beach, sea-level rise is affecting coastlines all over the world. For low-lying countries such as the Netherlands, sea-level rise and tidal surges are a constant threat. Our oceans are rising as a consequence of climate change. As the temperature of seawater increases it expands and the ice melting from ice sheets and glaciers adds more water to the global ocean. We know this because satellites high above our heads measure the temperature of the sea surface and of our changing ice. While the global averaged trend is towards rising levels, there are many regional differences so that in some places it is rising and in other places it is falling. Satellites carrying altimeter instruments systematically measure the height of the sea surface so that sea-level rise can be closely monitored. Altimetry measurements over the last 25 years show that on average sea-level is rising about 3 mm a year and this rise is accelerating. ★ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/ESAsubscribe Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/SpaceInVideos Follow ESA on Twitter: http://bit.ly/ESAonTwitter On Facebook: http://bit.ly/ESAonFacebook On Instagram: http://bit.ly/ESAonInstagram On Flickr: http://bit.ly/ESAonFlickr ESA is Europe's gateway to space. Our mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. Check out http://www.esa.int/ESA to get up to speed on everything space related. Copyright information about our videos is available here: http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Terms_and_Conditions
Global Warming: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Areas
 
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Learn about how global warming is making sea and ocean levels rise and how it can affect the world. RESOURCES:: Content: Global Warming Effects Map - Effects of Global Warming. (2011). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.climatehotmap.org/ Walsh, B. (2009). Could Rising Seas Swallow California's Coast? Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://content.time.com/time/health/a... Thompkins, F., & Deconcini, C. (2014, June). Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Virginia. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from https://www.wri.org/sites/default/fil... Nudelman, G. L. (2014). Rising Sea Levels Could Cause Staggering Damage To These Cities. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.businessinsider.com/cities... Plumer, B. (2013, August 20). These 20 cities have the most to lose from rising sea levels. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/w... Sutter, J. D. (2015, June 10). Climate: 15 scary facts about rising seas (Opinion). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/10/opinion... Scientific consensus: Earth's climate is warming. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-co... Profeta, T. (2016, April 07). Antarctic Ice-Sheet Collapse Could Trigger Rapid Sea-Level Rise. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/... Climate Kids NASA's Eyes on the Earth. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://climatekids.nasa.gov/health-re... Rice, D. (2013, December 11). Sea-level rise threatens hundreds of U.S. animal species. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather... Estuaries. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/educatio... Oberrecht, K. (n.d.). The Effects of Rising Sea Levels. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SSNERR/docs... Mclendon, R. (2016, February 26). 11 alarming facts about sea-level rise. Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/clim... Pictures: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/facts-about-sea-level-rise http://dreamatico.com/sea.html http://phys.org/news/2011-02-seas-affect-major-coastal-cities.html http://scitechgate.com/researchers-found-out-the-contribution-of-land-ice-loss-to-global-sea-level-rise/ http://blog.ucsusa.org/melanie-fitzpatrick/talking-about-sea-level-rise-leading-scientists-meet-in-galveston-texas-114 Videos from videvo.net Music: Wounds by Ketsa Acquired through freemusicarchive.org
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Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming
 
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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.
Kiribati - A Climate Change Reality
 
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#COP21 @UNDP undo.org/cop21 Boobu Tioram, a resident of the Pacific island of Kirabati, took time out from reinforcing a seawall in front of his newly built house to speak with UNDP about what climate change has meant to his way of life. I have moved three times, every three years I have moved, he said, standing on the beach a few metres from his home. Tioram gestured toward a point about 20 metres into the sea, and explained that his first house once stood on a spot now covered in swelling ocean waves. Each time he has moved farther inland, and each time the sea has followed. Im not sure how long Ill be [in this house], Tioram continued. That depends on how strong my seawall here can withstand high tide waves. UNDP believes that it is the developing world that stands to lose the most, and which is already losing out, as the effects of climate change edge toward the catastrophic. As climate negotiations open in Copenhagen, worlds away from this tiny Pacific nation consisting of 33 low lying atolls, it is important to keep in mind that for the people of Kirabati, and other poor island and coastal nations, funds for adaptation and not only prevention must top the international to-do list. Carbon trading will be of no special consequence to us, so there has got to be some very special provisions for the victims, said Kirabati President Anote Tong. Not the potential victims, but the victims, because we are the victims, so there has to be some very deep soul searching. Kirabati is no more than four metres high at its highest point, and 100 percent of the population lives within one kilometre of the coast, making this nation one of the most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Its future is uncertain, including the question of whether it even has a future anymore. The scientific research shows that by 2100 its almost certain that well have more than a metre of sea level rise, said Karen Bernard, a UNDP programme specialist in natural disaster reduction and transition. On a flat island like Kirabati that mount of sea level rise comes very far inland. Its a very serious situation, Bernard continued. For that reason, the Government is looking for options for relocating the population.
The Effect of Rising Sea Levels on Tropical Marine Environments
 
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Coral reefs cause waves to break and allow other plants and animals to live in wave sheltered lagoons. Sea level rise will cause larger waves to pass over reefs. What affect does this have on other marine life? In this short animated video Dr. Megan Saunders explains how tropical ecosystems may change due to sea-level rise, and how we can protect marine systems.
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From Sea to Changing Sea | Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Greater Boston || Radcliffe Institute
 
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IMPACT OF SEA-LEVEL RISE ON GREATER BOSTON (0:05) Moderator: John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (2:11) Ellen Douglas, Graduate Program Director, School for the Environment, and Associate Professor of Hydrology, University of Massachusetts Boston Q&A (28:29)
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How much is sea level rising? Climate Change Impact on Mumbai & Kolkata
 
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Sea level rise change predictions
 
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New research suggests that some of the early data of sea level rise as a result of climate change may be skewed. The 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo may have led to biased results, but researchers still believe sea levels could rise 20 feet by 2100. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/tech_insider/ TUMBLR: http://techinsider.tumblr.com/
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Kiribati: The Islands Being Destroyed By Climate Change | AJ+ Docs
 
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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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NASA Now: Climate Change: Sea Level Rise
 
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Dr. Josh Willis discusses the connection between oceans and global climate change. Learn why NASA measures greenhouse gases and how we detect ocean levels from space. These are crucial vital signs of the planet and help us to understand just how much humans can impact the climate.
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Sea Level Rise and Its Impact on Southern California Beaches - Perspectives on Ocean Science
 
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Southern California is renowned for its beautiful beaches. The effect of sea level rise on these beaches could have grave economic consequences for the region. Join Dr. Reinhard Flick as he describes how the coast and beaches of southern California formed, why they look the way they do, and how various scenarios for rising sea level play out. Series: "Perspectives on Ocean Science" [2/2007] [Science] [Show ID: 12105]
Is sea level rising?: Benjamin P. Horton at TEDxNavesink
 
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An analytical and historical look into the trend of rising sea levels, the effects of which are already being felt today, and the impact it could have on our shorelines in the not so distant future. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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South Florida's Rising Seas - Sea Level Rise Documentary
 
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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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Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies
 
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This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, explores climate change and its effects on the Jersey Shore. Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies. To learn more visit: http://climatechange.rutgers.edu http://njadapt.rutgers.edu http://www.njadapt.org
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How climate change affects China
 
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Rising sea levels could drastically decrease the size of Shanghai, China. CNN's Tom Sater explains.
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How global climate change is already devastating Bangladesh
 
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Bangladesh is the country most vulnerable to climate change. World leaders are trying to agree to limit the rise in global temperatures to two degrees by 2050. But for this country, that may not be enough. Tom Clarke reports. Subscribe for more like this, every day: http://bit.ly/1epe41j Dangerous world: http://bit.ly/1JCsSYb The news explained: http://bit.ly/1epgay4 Music: http://bit.ly/1RVTRNy Technology: http://bit.ly/1LI1K9y Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1wQ1Gty Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1mFUjBD
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Effects Of Sea Level Rise On Oahu
 
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This video shows the predicted changes in the coastline of the Hawaiian island of Oahu with rising sea levels. credit: Hawaii Mapping Research Group source: http://imina.soest.hawaii.edu/HMRG/FloodingOahu/index.php#TheMovie
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Climate Change Sea Level Rise
 
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This presentation is an overview of the different effects climate change produces in different regions of the United States. In addition to discussing impacts already being experienced, the module presents information on how climate scientists usespecialized models and statistical techniques to estimate how regional climates are likely to change in the future. This material is available for non-commercial, non-promotional purposes only. For more information and similar learning materials, visit the MetEd website: http://www.meted.ucar.edu
Global Warming's Impact on Ocean Currents to Amplify Sea Level Rise
 
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A new study shows that the Atlantic's currents have weakened due to global warming and are closer to catastrophic collapse than any time in the last 1,600 years, which could cause rapid sea level rise on the East Coast of North America. One of the study's lead authors explains Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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South Florida's Rising Seas: Impact - Sea Level Rise Documentary
 
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South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact, a Florida International University student-produced documentary related to South Florida’s future environmental challenges related to rising sea level. Watch series episodes: http://tinyurl.com/nj6z9zh
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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 - Urgent priorities for the UK
 
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This animation accompanies the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report. This report has been prepared for the UK Government by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change. www.theccc.org.uk/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017 Script Climate change is a global problem. The world is already around a degree warmer than it was, due to extra greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from human activity. Scientists have warned for some time that a temperature rise of two degrees or more risks severe and potentially irreversible changes to our planet. 2016 is set to be the warmest year ever recorded. If so, it will be the third record warmest year in a row. Last year’s historic Paris Agreement was an important step towards tackling this. But the effects of climate change are already being felt in the UK. Average temperatures are increasing and there is a trend towards milder winters and hotter summers. We can also expect more frequent floods, like those we’ve seen in recent years. And there are plenty of other challenges on the horizon. Which is why the Committee on Climate Change has carried out a comprehensive, scientific assessment of the risks and opportunities for the UK. The climate change risk assessment is the result of more than three years of work, involving hundreds of leading scientists, and experts from both the public and private sectors. It shows that the greatest threats to the UK come from periods of too much or too little water, increasing average and extreme seasonal temperatures, and rising sea levels. Action is needed to tackle six key risks: The increasing chance of more severe and widespread flooding. Risks to public health from higher temperatures, including in overheating homes. A risk of shortages in public water supplies, and scarce water for farming. A threat to nature including loss of native species. Food price spikes and potential disruption to UK and global food production. And risks from new and emerging pests and diseases affecting people, animals and plants. The longer action is delayed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to the changes, the higher the costs and risks will be. Climate change is happening now. This new UK risk assessment identifies where more effort is necessary, and urgent, to address these risks. It’s time to act.
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See the effect of sea level rise in Charleston
 
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See the effect of sea level rise in Charleston. Images provided by Norman Levine, College of Charleston.
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Map Shows World Following 260-Foot Sea Level Rise
 
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Designer Martin Varjic has drawn a map that shows what the world will look like if all of the polar ice melts and the sea level swells 260 feet. Environmentalists often talk about the dire effects of melting polar caps and rising sea levels, but the projected consequences can at times seem a bit abstract. As a means of making the situation more concrete, graphic designer Martin Vargic has drawn a vision of the future using the long-established techniques of cartography. His map shows what the world will look like if all of the polar ice melts and the sea level swells 260 feet. Instantly noticeable is that the continents shrink quite a bit. Closer examination shows that along with the disappearance current coastlines, major urban areas will end up under water as well. London, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam will be no more. Parts of Brazil will also be lost, along with chunks of Miami, and Washington D.C. Said Vargic his rendering is an attempt to bring "traditional cartography to a contemporary setting, while reminding us about the dangers of global warming and subsequent climate change." How likely is it that his vision will come to pass? According to National Geographic, if everything continues as it is today, very. In time, modern conditions could cause the average temperature on the planet to increase from 58 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Going UP: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay - KQED QUEST
 
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Scientists say it's no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth's oceans. The reason --- global warming. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can communities take to plan for it?
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Effects of rising sea levels: Dr. Christo Rautenbach
 
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We are now joined via Skype by Dr. Christo Rautenbach from the South African Weather Services to talk to us about what should be understood with regards to sea level rise definitions and what are the biggest threats to South Africa with regards to extreme ocean water levels and thus coastal inundation. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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The Causes and Impacts of Sea-Level Rise
 
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Works Cited Allison, N.L. et al. "The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Updating the World on the Latest Climate Science." 2009. Web. http://www.copenhagendiagnosis.com/default.html An Inconvenient Truth. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Perf. Al Gore. Dolby Digital, 2006. DVD. Bernstein, Lenny et al. "Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report," 2007. Web. http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_ipcc_fourth_assessment_report_synthesis_report.htm Buis, Alan. "NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More To Rising Seas." Web. Jun 1. 2013. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20110308.html Conway, Erik. "Is Antarctica Melting?" Web. Jun 1. 2013. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/20100108_Is_Antarctica_Melting.html Corlett, David. Stormy Weather: The Challenge of Climate Change and Displacement. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2008. Print. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. IPCC, Jun. 2013. Web. 1 Jun. 2013. http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization.shtml#.UarMXdiynTq Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Valencia, Spain, 2007. Kim, YeSeul. Global Warming: Sea Level Rise. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jun. 2013. Web. 2 Jun. 2013. http://web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2010/finalwebsite/background/globalwarming/sealevelrise.html Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana (1932 to 2010). United States Geological Survey. 2011. Video. http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/433 Nelson, Stephen A. Glaciers and Glaciation. Tulane University, Oct. 2003. Web. 1 Jun. 2013. http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol111/glaciers.htm Reed, Denise J. "Understanding Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana." The University of New Orleans, Feb. 2009. Web. 2 Jun. 2013. http://155.76.244.234/lcast/pdfs/09jul/Understanding%20Subsidence%20in%20Coastal%20Louisiana.pdf Sea-Level Rise, Subsidence, and Wetland Loss. United States Geological Survey. 2010. Video. http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/347 "Subsidence and Wetland Loss Related to Fluid Energy Production, Gulf Coast Basin." United States Geological Survey 6 May. 2013. Web. 2 Jun. 2013. http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/gc-subsidence/induced-subsidence.html Links to Images & Videos: Al Gore "This Earth" Remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q90y3c_IT9g Earth Under Water: http://fabiusmaximus.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/20120626-floating-world.jpg Greenland Ice Sheet:: https://coolheadsforahotplanet.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/greenland1.jpg Meltwater and Ice Sheets (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kffsux-ifKk Mississippi River Delta: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/Mississippi_River_Delta_and_Sediment_Plume.jpg Mississippi River Delta Map: http://www.noaa.gov/features/climate/images/sealeveltrends.jpg Oil & Gas Extraction and Wetland Subsidence: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/gc-subsidence/images/wetland-loss_production.jpg Sea Ice Albedo: http://www.esr.org/outreach/glossary/albedo.gif Sediment Compaction: See citation for Reed. Thermal Expansion (Image): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/Particles_expansion_contraction.svg/500px-Particles_expansion_contraction.svg.png Thermal Expansion (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YTokrFF5js West Antarctic Ice Sheet: http://www.antarcticglaciers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Antarctica_LIMA3.jpg
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Climate change challenges sinking city of Venice
 
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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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Creeping seas threaten tiny island chain of Maldives
 
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In this Worldfocus signature story, we take another look at the drastic consequences of climate change. The Maldives, an island chain off the southwest coast of India, find themselves being consumed by rising sea levels. For a look at how the Maldives are trying to deal with the problem, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson traveled there recently. http://worldfocus.org/blog/2010/03/12/creeping-seas-threaten-tiny-island-chain-of-maldives/10066/
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Lessons from Holland on fighting rising sea levels
 
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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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Florida plans to abandon Property to the Sea (Sea Level Rise)
 
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One idea likely to be both controversial and expensive: demolishing properties and returning developed areas back to nature. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article155213369.html B-Roll: Miami Sea Level Flooding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DIkVDIDS0 Sea level rise Key West https://twitter.com/ed_hawkins/status/872749253185220608 The Perfect Tide: Sea Level and the Future of South Florida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRGuQKv4gPU U.S. GDP by State https://www.bea.gov/iTable/drilldown.cfm?reqid=70&stepnum=11&AreaTypeKeyGdp=1&GeoFipsGdp=XX&ClassKeyGdp=naics&ComponentKey=200&IndustryKey=1&YearGdp=2016&YearGdpBegin=-1&YearGdpEnd=-1&UnitOfMeasureKeyGdp=levels&RankKeyGdp=1&Drill=1&nRange=5 Sound effects http://Soundmorph.com Expert explains Future Sea Level Rise (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAPPq43iRLs Teaser image Key West via Wikipedia Patreon http://patreon.com/ClimateState Paypal http://climatestate.com/support-future-climate-change-coverage
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How Bangladesh has adapted to climate change | The Economist
 
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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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Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
 
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To help support Climate Denial Crock of the Week Go to http://climatecrocks.com/ Sea level rise. It's been the subject of myth, legend and pop culture for millenia. It is going to be one of the major destructive effects of global climate change. So naturally, its something that makes deniers do and say crazy things.
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