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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Current sea-level trends  Sea levels rising a little faster than the projected IPCC scenarios (intergovernmental panel on climate change)  Factors driving current sea-level rise: o Melting of glaciers o Warming of upper ocean waters  Rongbuk Glacier (North side of Mt. Everest) o More land exposed due to snow melting  Muir Glacier, Alaska o Melting of glaciers created a lake  Antarctica Our dangerous Behaviour  Carbon Dioxide concentration – makes Earth become a green house o Radiation staying in causing warming of climate Sea levels in the future  Hard to say how much temperature would increase Impacts (Hazards)  Inundation o Likely inundation scenarios (+40-60cm)  Fraser D
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