Sea Level Rise
Updated: 3/4/2020
Sea Level Rise

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Changes in sea level and its impact on climate change. by: Sophia Sakellariou, Julia Kujawsk, Selenny Liranzo, Carolina Perez, Annie Moore

Storyboard Text

  • "Natural" State
  • The Kick
  • Resulting Conditions
  • During the most recent ice age (about 20,000 years ago) the world's sea level was about 130m lower than today.
  • Since early 1970s, global sea level has risen an average of 3.2 mm a year. Glacier mass loss and ocean thermal expansion from warming together explain about 75% of the observed global mean sea level rise.
  • End of 21st century, very likely sea level will rise in more than about 95% of the ocean area, 70% of coastlines worldwide expected to experience sea level change. Hurricane Sandy- city becoming aware that action needs to be taken (Lower Manhattan Resilliency Project)
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