As temperatures surge, sea levels rise with it. This is because melting ice sheets and glaciers add to total water volume.
Scientists estimate sea level will rise 32 to 68 inches by 2100. This rise in sea levels could swallow parts of coastal cities like Shanghai, Olympia and New York.
How do we slow down the massive supply of water?
First, we reverse deforestation to capture more carbon from the atmosphere.
Second, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions to help stabilize temperature.
Finally, we all have to consider the environment in our daily lives.
Sea level rise effects and projections
The Earth holds about 326 million trillion gallons (326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons) of water.
About 6,846,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (2.1%) of Earth’s water is in glaciers.
Glaciers are the second largest reservoir of water with most of them in Greenland and Antarctica. Currently, glaciers store about 24,060,000 cubic kilometers of water.
Glaciers fluctuate in water availability the most with ice ages and global warming. As temperatures surge, sea levels rise with it. This is because melting ice sheets and glaciers add to total water volume.