Friday, May 20, 2011

An Informal Poll on Sea Level Rise

According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sea level is rising along most of the U.S. coast, and around the world. In the last century, sea level rose 5 to 6 inches more than the global average along the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, because coastal lands there are subsiding.  Land within a few feet above the tides could be inundated by rising sea level.  According to some researchers, sea level may exceed 3 feet above the 1990 level by the end of the 21st century.  How will you respond?

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