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Sea levels are increasing at an alarming rate, future projections say it will rise to 65 cm.
With the increase in global warming this is resulting in the melting of glaciers and ice sheets. Sea level plays a huge role in flooding, shoreline erosion, soil contamination, with salt and lost habitat fish, birds, plants and human homes. Urban settings along coastlines around the world, rising sea threatens our infrastructure necessary for local jobs. Destruction of roads, bridges, subways, water supplies, oil and gas wells, power plants, sewage treatment plants, landfills and many others.
According to an article on The Guardian written by Livett and Niko Kommanda https://www.theguardian.com What’s particularly worrying is when a storm transforms from a category 1 hurricane to a category 5 monster in less than 24 hours. In the case of Hurricane Maria, this left people on the island of Dominica with insufficient time to prepare.
how does this effect the human population?
With a lack of infrastructure and clean running water serious outbreaks of diarrhoea, chlolera, dysentry, typhoid and polio. This will place an overall stress on our public health care system that is already overworked medical personal stressed. Waiting rooms will be overcrowded . The medical community will be overwhelmed by a panicked and scared population. According to stats 40% of the wrld’s population lives in a high population density coastal areas This will also increase the homeless population.
can we change this?
There are 10 ways we can change this. According to Clean Ocean Action we can follow these 10 steps to reverse this .https://www.cleanoceanaction.org
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Protect the wetlands
- Let it soak in
- Plant more plants and save tree
- Reduce your energy use
- Obey no wake zones
- Leave the car at home
- Know your flood zones
- Push for a Climate Action Plan
- Watch what your dune-what does this mean? Dunes and grasses protect inland areas from wind and wave actions
There is sufficient evidence to prove that rising sea levels are threatening the hum an population. If you want to contribute to this very important campaign please click the follow button . 4 000 people have read my last blog. Be part of a winning gr
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