Why the world’s oceans are drying out
The world’s ocean is about to get wetter, and it will be even drier, according to new research from the US Geological Survey (USGS).
As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fifth Assessment Report, the USGS found that the world is seeing an increase in global sea levels due to warming.
Sea levels are rising as a result of the release of heat energy from human activities such as burning fossil fuels, melting glaciers, and the release and absorption of more heat from the Sun.
The result is that sea levels have risen by up to about 2 meters (6 feet) in the last century.
The USGS study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that a combination of climate change, increased sea-level rise and increasing land use will lead to a “greater vulnerability” to the loss of coastal cities.
The report found that cities around the world are at greater risk than they were in the 1950s, when sea levels were much lower and land was far more fertile.
The United States, which currently has more than 1.5 billion people, is the largest contributor to sea level rise, with the rest of the world contributing around one-third of the total.
However, the report found, in a number of regions around the globe, the effects of sea level change are already having serious consequences.
It is estimated that more than 100 million people will be displaced by the impacts of sea-levels rising.
In the US, this includes a major section of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast of the United States and parts of the Midwest.
A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IERFA) found that coastal cities across the globe will be more vulnerable than in the past due to the rise in sea level.
In cities with an average population of about 1.2 million, the rise will result in an increase of up to a million people.
In the Midwest, where there are more than 400,000 people, the impact will be around 200,000.
It is not yet known how large these effects will be in other regions.
The impact will have wide-ranging effects, the IERFA report said.
It found that large coastal cities with populations between 250,000 and 700,000 will be hit hard by the impact of rising sea levels.
In fact, the researchers found that it is not the sheer volume of sea levels that will lead coastal cities to suffer the most.
Rather, the effect of sea changes will depend on how much land they have and how much surface area they have.
While there will be fewer coastal cities that are relatively large in volume and relatively fertile, the authors noted that cities with smaller populations and less land will be affected by sea-induced changes in the future.
The effects of rising seas will not only have an impact on coastal cities, they will also have a wider economic impact, as they will have to adapt to the higher demand for housing and other services, as well as increased demands for energy.
The researchers also warned that coastal areas will likely suffer from the effects for centuries to come.
The authors of the study, led by James J. Kuzminski, director of the Geophysical Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Maryland, cautioned that the effects are not yet fully understood.
However they said that they do not think the effects will last for a long time.
“Our data suggest that coastal sea-use and coastal development are likely to become increasingly vulnerable to future climate change over the coming decades,” they wrote.
“The magnitude of these risks, which may be even greater than the sea level changes predicted in the Fifth Assessment report, is difficult to predict.”