Rising Sea Levels Endanger Life Near Coastal Regions
Over the past 100 years, global sea levels have risen 10 to 25 cm due to glacial melting. With continued global warming, scientists project that sea levels will continue to rise 15-92 cm in the next 100 years. The infrastructure of coastal cities and developments will undoubtedly fall victim to the effects of rising sea levels, posing a grave danger to the vast life that trims our planet's coasts.
History shows us that previous generations have settled on coastal regions due to the fact that sea levels, up until recently, have risen consistently and slowly. However, the effects of global warming on the ever-rising sea has led to a very rapid and near-term threat to our coastal regions. If we choose as a society to preserve our existing coastlines, it will take a collective effort to reduce the carbon emissions that are considered to be the main cause of global warming. And if we are unable to make such a global decision, we must also prepare ourselves for an increasingly warm and unpredictable planet.