Global sea level is rising at a rate of 3.22 mm per year, what can we do?

[Global] Sea level rise is caused primarily by two factors related to global warming: the added water from melting land ice and the expansion of sea water as it warms.

The first chart tracks the change in sea level since 1993 as observed by satellites.

Global sea level is rising at a rate of 3.22 mm per year

The second chart, derived from coastal tide gauge data, shows how much sea level changed from about 1870 to 2000.

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate?

What can we do?

Driving a car, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce emissions through simple actions like changing a light bulb, powering down electronics, using less water, and recycling. USA EPA website provides more than 25 easy steps you can take at Home, School, the Office, and On the Road to protect the climate, reduce air pollution, and save money. Take action today! Small steps add up, if we all do our part.

 

Exclusively reported by Algae World News.

The information originates from: NASA Global Climate Change Website, Sea Level Rise, EPA Website

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