Economic, Environmental effects of sea level rise

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  • Sea Level Rise
    • Economic Effects
      • Loss of Tourism: coastal areas are popular tourist destinations. Flooding causes attractions to close, can put people off from visting
      • Damage Repair: repairing flood damage can be extremely expensive
      • Loss of agricultural land: sea water ha high salt content. Salt reduces soil fertility= crop production can be affected years after flood
    • Causes
      • Melting ice: increases the volume of water in oceans and causes sea level to rise
      • Heating Oceans: Increased global temperature causes oceans to get warmer and expand.
    • Environmental Effects
      • Ecosystems affected: Increased salt levels can damage or kill organisms
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