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Global Warming Impact: Sea Level Rising at an Alarming Rate by City Tech blogger Samuel Guzman Santos

We can already see the impact of global warming as the level of the sea is rising at a pace that threatens coastal communities. In addition, the ocean is becoming more acidic as they absorb some of the carbon dioxide given off by cars and power plants, which is killing some ocean creatures or stunting their growth. According to Justin Gillis from The New York Times, in his article “Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worse Is Yet to Come”, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science reported that “ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Artic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or in some cases extinct.” According to EPA since 1870 global sea level has risen by about 8 inches, and for the next century is expected to rise at greater rate than during the past 50 years. This makes rising sea levels one of the biggest concerns, as it may lead to the displacement of people and potential mass migration, which will alter human society for coming generations. For example, in Alaska, the collapse of sea ice is allowing huge waves to strike the coast, causing erosion so rapidly that it’s forcing entire communities to relocate (“Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worse Is Yet to Come”).  In our hands is the future of our planet and that of our children, unless we start working on solutions to reduce the rate in which the earth is warming up today, the earth will not be able to support life, and the human race is doomed to disappear.

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