Sea level Rising Climate Change

by: Madi and Layci

Sea Level

The sea levels began to rise about 100 years ago. Many things cause sea level rising and it is a bigger problem than we originally thought. (http://www.theguardian.com/) There is a best case scenario and a worst case scenario, right now we are slowly getting closer to the worst case scenario.

Best Case Scenario

The best case scenario for rising sea levels is if they raised little to none. This could most likely happen if the glaciers weren't melting, the water wasn't expanding, large ice caps weren't melting and if all of these things weren't causing the water to rise. Most of these are caused by global warming so we need to eliminate that to keep the sea levels from rising. It would be difficult to do that because the earth is getting hotter all the time.

Worst Case Scenario

The worst case scenario is that the sea level could rise 6 feet (1.8 meters) by 2100. This would cause less room on the land, less room for a growing population, more extreme weather conditions, some plants and animals may go extinct and ice sheets to collapse. This would most likely occur when the ice caps and glaciers melt. This is caused by global warming. We could try to reduce our carbon footprint to help stop global warming. (thinkprogress.org)