Adapting to Rising Sea Levels
Climate change is driving sea-level rise and creating a dilemma for coastal communities all over the world. At what point do we give up defending the coast and give way to the sea?
Earth Report travels to the UK and Kenya to see if special conservation areas known as Biosphere Reserves might help us find some answers. Andrew Bell from the Biosphere Service talks about the pebble ridge at Northam
How much will sea level rise?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th report suggested a Global mean sea level rise for 2081–2100 relative to 1986–2005 in the ranges of 0.26 to 0.82 (faster than the observed rate between 1971 and 2010) metres depending on the emissions scenario used (page 23 in the document below)
IPPC 5th Assessment Report on climate change - summary report