This blog contains articles and commentary on Climate Change / Global Warming. These changes will have an affect on the entire planet and all of us who reside therein.
Life as we know it will change drastically. There is also the view that there is a high likelihood of climate change being a precursor of conflits triggered by resource shortges.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Sea Level Rise Will Vary
Sea-Level Rise Will Be Worse For Some, We Just Don’t Know Who
July 16, 2010
The Seychelles could see up to ten percent more sea-level rise than the global average. Or the sea level around the islands could drop. It depends on who you ask.
The fact that oceans will rise in a warming world is well established, but depending on how wind patterns change, climate change could mean quick inundation or more beach space for different coastlines. Wind patterns maintain height differences between different regions of the ocean, and if altered or intensified, they would push water from one part of the ocean to another.
The resulting sea-level changes could be up to thirty percent more, or less, than the global average in some regions, says oceanographer Axel Timmermann.
The problem is that scientists are just beginning to understand what will happen to climate at scales smaller than entire continents or ocean basins.