Climate Change and Coasts

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  • Created on: 07-04-14 14:28
  • Rougher seas - more erosion
  • Weather changing - warming temperatures - rising sea levels - storms
  • Flooding
  • More erosion
  • Ice melting - flooding

Climate Change and Coasts:

  • 136 large coastal cities are now at risk from sea level rise
  • 40 million people are at risk in those cities
  • $3 trillion value assets at risk

Places that will be affected by rising sea levels:

  • Thousands of years from now the Netherlands and most of Denmark will be underwater
  • Alexandria and Cairo will be swamped by the Mediterranean, which will have swelled the Black and Caspian seas
  • The Amazon basin (North) and Paraguay River Basin (South) would become Atlantic inlets, wiping out Buenos Aires, coastal Uruguay, most of Paraguay with only moutainous stretches surviving
  • Land inhabited by 600 million Chinese would flood as would Bangladesh - 160…


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