Feb 06 2013

69 Feet of Sea Level Rise – getting a grip on the Magnitude of the Impact this will cause

Florida_with_20_meter_sea_level_rise

The Image above shows a map of Florida after a 20 meter rise in sea level.  More than half of Florida would be be under the sea, along with the Bahamas.

An article by  | Thu Jan. 31, 2013 3:02 AM PST | was published in Mother Jones 6 days ago and is being widely republished.  You can read this article, titled

Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of Sea Level Rise

at this link.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/climate-desk-greenland-and-69-feet-sea-level-rise

I located a resource for viewing a number of areas of the world that will be starkly effected by this developing situation, and it is at the next link.

At this link, viewers can see the effect of different sea level increases at the highly populated places listed at the top of the image above, where you can see that I chose Florida and 20 meters of sea level increase to create the image.

20 meters is approximately 65 feet

http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/

 

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