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Rising Sea Levels

2023-03-03 00:00:00 / episode: 45

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Rising sea levels, the oceans are getting deeper and the level is going up well, the level has been stable for a long time except for the last 100 years and the last 100 years, the ocean levels have been growing up.

And even just the last, uh, I don't know, 20 years, they've gone up like 104 mm.

And that from the graphs that I saw on the internet, that's a jump.

They're going up faster than they were before.

So then I thought, okay, they're going up and they're higher than they were before.

Let's make some predictions.

What's the prediction for the next 30 years, They predict that over the next 30 years the ocean levels are going to rise 30 cm.

That's the same rise as we we saw in the last 100 years, according to one source.

That means they're going up faster over the next 30 years than they did over the last 30 years.

So this is because of global warming, of course.

What's the problem with rising sea levels? Well, one of the biggest problems is flooding.

If it goes up 30 cm in the next 30 years.

In fact, we're not going to have massive amounts of cities going underwater, but we will get more flooding, a lot more flooding.

There will be 10 times as many floods.

They predict.

Now, those are going to be floods on the coast where communities are very close to the ocean and they could get more or less than that prediction depending on the tides and local factors, the flooding is particularly bad when the tide comes in and I actually saw a photo of a town where the cars were underwater on the coast because of flooding.

So it's already happening.

Rising sea levels is happening because the glaciers are melting and that's happening because we're warming up the earth with SEO to, among other things, we're going to have to figure out ways to change our earth for the better.