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Rise of Sea Level includes increase in the Global emissions which are leading to global warming and climate changes. Increase in the temperature would lead to increase in the volume of seawater and increase in the Global temperature would lead to melting of glaciers both are leading to increase in the sea level. The ice caps and glaciers are experiencing a disproportionate amount of melting at an accelerated rate.

Rise of Sea Level includes increase in the Global CO2

Rise of Sea Level Includes Increase in the Global CO2

Rise of Sea Level includes increase in the Global CO2

Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

  • Overall the Increase in the sea level across the world has devastating impacts on the coastal communities. For example it may lead to displacement of coastal communities, Submergence of various economic infrastructures such as ports and problem of food and nutrition due to loss of fisheries etc.

  • There should be correct estimates of impact of the global warming on the sea level.

  • Previous estimates provided by NASA shuttle radar topography mission (SRTM) estimated that around 5 million people in India would get displays on an annual basis.

Coastal Cities in India at Risk

Coastal Cities in India at Risk

Coastal Cities in India at Risk

The new estimates provided to Costal Digital Evaluation Model (coastal DEM) estimates that around 36 million people in India and 150 million people globally get affected by the increase in Sea levels.

Dealing with rising Sea Level

  • By protecting the coasts/wetlands through engineering methods such as construction of coastal barriers.

  • Stopping the infrastructure Constructions near sea level.

  • Retreating from the coastal areas which are considered highly vulnerable to submerge.

  • Cooperation among the costal countries to mitigate the problem of increase in sea level.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 25, 2019

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