The rise in sea levels

By Brynnly and Joshua

Wetlands

  • Wetland is a land consisting of marshes or swamps also knows as saturated land.

  • Twenty-two states have lost at least 50 percent of their original wetlands.

  • Pollution in wetlands is a growing concern, affecting drinking water sources and biological diversity.

  • Climate change is also taking its toll. Increases in temperature are causing polar ice to melt and sea levels to rise. This in turn is leading to shallow wetlands being swamped and some species of mangrove trees being submerged and drowned.

  • 1.2 inches per decade is the rising of the sea level in New York

  • Higher sea levels mean that deadly and destructive storm push farther on land than they once did before global warmth

Additional facts

  • Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated.

  • All Coastal water zones are endangered to the rising sea level etc boardwalks, California all the beaches in the world are being affected

  • The main reason of the rising sea levels is Antarctica because the ice is melting

  • Raise average coastal water levels and can cause large and damaging waves to reach land.

  • In the 1600's, over 220 million acres of wetlands existed in the lower 48 states, Since then, extensive losses have occurred, with many of the original wetlands drained and converted to farmland.

  • Today, less than half of the nation's original wetlands remain. Activities resulting in wetlands loss and degradation include: agriculture; commercial and residential development; road construction; impoundment; resource extraction; industrial siting, processes, and waste; dredge disposal; silviculture; and mosquito control