Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Global warming and coastal communities

What if the sea rises 1 meter? What does it mean for coastal areas? Take a look:Jonathan Overpeck, director of the Environmental Studies Laboratory in the department of geosciences at the University of Arizona, and senior research specialist Jeremy Weiss have created simulations of what could occur to coastal communities worldwide as sea levels begin to rise because of global warming. The simulations show what coastal regions look like now, and what could happen if sea levels climb 1 meter.


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