Tuesday, September 25, 2007

One Meter

I try not to post on things like global warming and climate change as so many folks out there are doing a great job getting the word out.

However, I read this Gristmill post and had to make mention of it.

The Associated Press science writer has an article out that describes climate change outcomes that that will affect our children's future.

Global warming—through a combination of melting glaciers, disappearing ice sheets and warmer waters expanding—is expected to cause oceans to rise by one meter, or about 39 inches. It will happen regardless of any future actions to curb greenhouse gases, several leading scientists say. And it will reshape the nation.

Our society needs to be aware and understand that dealing with this issue in the future will require our younger generations to be engaged.

Check out this link, an interactive Google map that allows you to see impacts of various levels of sea rise on your favorite coastal area.