Sea Levels Could Rise 2 Feet By 2100

Posted: Feb 14 2018, 9:17am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Sea Levels Could Rise 2 Feet by 2100
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Rising Sea Levels and Global Warming will Affect Cities Differently by the Year 2100

When heat waves come they have a devastating impact on the environment and ecology. Since everything is connected to everything else, the build-up of greenhouse gases coupled with rising sea levels can play havoc with the food webs and weather systems around the world.

In the future, heat waves are slated to increase in certain cities which lack greenery to the extent where just living in them will be a pain in the neck.

Recently, a report studied the heat levels in over 50 American cities in the future. It surprised even the climate scientists who formulated it, since the implications for future generations are dire indeed.

For one thing, the eastern and southeastern cities in the US will get hit harder by these sweltering heat waves. Arid and semiarid western metropolises will be less severely affected by these heat waves though.

The former have a lot of concrete which is impenetrable and also they happen to lack any moisture. When you compare this with rustic areas, you notice the difference almost immediately.

Greenery in the scenery tends to save the day for many cities. By the time the year 2100 comes ambling along, these results are going to be reversed though.

Such cities as Phoenix will be hit very hard by heat waves. The problem is the limited water levels in these cities. Also the excessive use of air conditioners will mess up the atmosphere for good.

This report takes a hard look at urban and rural development across the eras. Both average precipitation and irrigation in the farm regions will have an indelible impact on the ecology and environment of the areas.

The amount of water available at any one time is closely tied to the heat or cold status of these cities. Since over half the population of the global village lives in cities, this information is of vital importance for the future trends.

The findings of this new research got published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

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