By: Larissa Chalouhi, Pawzfeed Editor, The PawPrint
The sea level in the U.S will rise as much in the next 30 years as it did in the past 100. “A report done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows how scientists are increasingly confident that US coasts will see another 10 to 12 inches of sea level rise by 2050” says CNN.
The U.N states that ‘about 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast’. Many small islands like the Bahamas and the Maldives by 2050.
This information is a wake up call as a constant increase in sea levels not only threatens our environment but also civilization. Many coastal towns and cities have been severely flooded which caused millions of people to abandon their homes or be injured.
Increases in sea levels also threaten our wildlife. Especially the ones who live near the water like polar bears, they lose their habitat and are forced to relocate as well as try to find new food sources.