Climate change climate change basics for the southeast usa (from agroclimate) warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level.
One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps, as well as a smaller increase from expansion due to the higher temperature of the water itself. Sea level rise caused by global warming is usually cast as a doomsday scenario that will play out so far into the future, it’s easy to ignore just ask anyone in south florida, where new.
Climate change and sea-level rise in florida: an update of the effects of climate change on florida’s ocean and coastal resources the publication is an update to the florida ocean council 2009 publication, “the effect of climate change on florida’s ocean and coastal resources. Sea level rise is caused primarily by two factors related to global warming: the added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers and the expansion of seawater as it warms the first graph tracks the change in sea level since 1993 as observed by satellites.
A collaboration of noaa’s office for coastal management and the king tides project to help people understand the global impact of sea level rise florida data from the sea level rise viewer illustrate potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise. In 2017, global mean sea level was 3 inches (77 millimeters) above the 1993 average—the highest annual average in the satellite record (1993-present) it was the sixth consecutive year, and the 22 nd out of the last 24 years in which global mean sea level increased relative to the previous year.
Sea levels have risen eight inches since 1870, according to the new report, which projects a further rise of one to four feet by the end of the century waters around southeast florida could surge up to two feet by 2060, according to a report by the southeast florida regional climate compact.