The Keeley Consulting Group: The impact of global warming on coastal areas and sea level
There’s no denying the fact that there are thousands of researches conducted by different scientists or individuals could be found online today regarding the dire impact of global warming. The researchers highlight the swift and extensive consequences of this phenomenon. The Keeley Consulting Group deems that the rising temperature of our planet’s surface might bring major catastrophes in the future.
One of the major concerns among scientists is the impact of global warming in the coastal areas. It is apparent that the main factor threatening the coastal areas is the rise in sea levels. So, it’s not surprising that certain coastal communities around the world are experiencing more frequent tidal flooding. It is also expected that over the next 15 to 30 years, flooding from high tides will happen more often and cause disruption.
The Keeley Consulting Group defines global warming as the gradual rise of the average temperature of the Earth’s surface, particularly since the last century. The obvious reason behind the meltdown of the ice-covered regions of the world is the rise in temperature, which also contributes to the increase in seawater. The worst hit by the phenomenon of global warming are the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps and the gigantic glaciers. The heat melts down the glacial ice and results in natural disasters like flood.
The thermal expansion of water may also cause a rise in the sea level as an after effect of global warming. The water absorbs heat and expands thus causing a rise in sea levels. The effects of global warming also trigger the water to evaporate quickly, which leads to the frequent cloud formation and increased rainfall. Low-lying coastal areas will likely to become unsafe since they’re vulnerable to flooding as well as complete submergence under water.
Due to global warming, many scientists say that within the next 50 years, the Earth’s surface temperature will rise by 2ºF to 9ºF. The phenomenon of global warming might lead to devastating climatic changes. The meltdown of the ice caps because of global warming in the Polar Regions would expose the tundra vegetation. The ice in the Polar Regions reflects back sun’s heat. The seas surrounding the area, with the absence of the ice cover, would absorb the heat faster and in increased amount.
Coastal areas have some qualities that make several individuals wanted to live in there, such as its fertile soil, and the opportunity for the development of fishing and shipping industry. It is obvious that the impacts of global warming like the rise in sea levels that leads to frequent floods would be first felt in these coastal areas. There’s also this possibility by certain scientists that there’ll be a complete annihilation of the coastal areas because of the increased seawaters.
The phenomenon of global warming also adversely affected the marine life. The rise in water temperature also affected the biodiversity because of the destruction of habitat of different aquatic species. The marine life in the waters surrounding the polar region is the worst affected by global warming because of the rapid increase in the heat absorption by the waters.
The impacts of global warming should be checked immediately to save Earth from destruction. The only way to eliminate the problem is to get rid of the root causes of global warming. The main cause of the ozone depletion is the emission of greenhouse gases. The Keeley Consulting Group believes that controlling these emissions is the primary method of countering the adverse effects of global warming.
The flooding in the coastal areas will redefine how and where people in the affected areas live, work, and otherwise go about their daily lives. The Keeley Consulting Group recommends that the coastal communities have to start planning today on how to deal with the rise in sea level and unusual tidal flooding, and to take immediate and decisive action to control longer-term damage to their coasts.