Posted by: gaiatahoe | January 1, 2014

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Regions

See on Scoop.itClimate Impacts

A large percentage of the world’s population lives along a coastline at or near sea level. This means that even small increases in sea level can have significant societal and economic impacts through increased coastal erosion, susceptibility to storm surges, saltwater intrusion into groundwater, loss of coastal wetlands, and stresses on ecosystems and community infrastructure.

See on www.usgs.gov

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