Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rising seas likely to flood U.S. history

Its interesting China seems more concerned about the effects of climate change on the US than the US seems to be.

Stanford University biologist Terry Root says that in
a hundred years or so rising ocean waters from global
warming may kill the last remaining wetlands in
Palo Alto, Calif., behind her Sept. 6, 2007.
[Photo: China Daily]

Rising seas resulting from the climate change will likely swamp the first American settlement in Jamestown, Va., as well as the Florida launch pad that sent the first American into orbit, many climate scientists are predicting.

In about a century, some of the places that make America what it is may be slowly erased.

Global warming - through a combination of melting glaciers, disappearing ice sheets and warmer waters expanding - is expected to cause oceans to rise by one meter, or about 39 inches. It will happen regardless of any future actions to curb greenhouse gases, several leading scientists say. And it will reshape the nation.

Via Xinhua.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home