Why is sea level rise important?

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Year: 
2016
Author: 
NCCARF

This infographic explains why sea levels are rising (thermal expansion and melting ice), how much they have already risen and could rise in the next 100 years, and the risks associated with these changes. Sea level rise is a key consideration for future planning for our coasts - a rule of thumb is shown for planning purposes.

Resource Type: 
Factsheet
Location: 
Australia Wide
Topics: 
Coastal
Flooding
Governance
Infrastructure
Storms, cyclones

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