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Water World

March 14, 2008 · 79 Comments

That’s the title of a film about a world in which the one thing humanity can’t seem to find is: dry land. I saw it on TV recently, and it lived up to its reputation as one of the worst movies ever. Thank goodness that’s not the topic of this post!

This post is about sea level rise. Climate change has a profound impact on sea level, primarily in two ways. First, water expands when it heats up, so a warmer climate and warmer seas will make the oceans expand and sea level rise. Second, during colder times there’s more water locked up as ice on land, both in glaciers and ice sheets.

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Categories: Global Warming · climate change