of people live in areas that will become increasingly vulnerable to flooding.
The melting of ice in Antarctica could cause sea levels to rise more than 50 feet by 2500.
On the east coast of the United States alone, more than 36,000,000 people, as well as major U.S. cities, will be displaced by rising sea levels.
The hydrogen bonds that form in warm water are longer than those that form in cold water. The volume of warm water is greater than cold water.
Caused by melting ice and thermal expansion.
Not only are sea levels rising, but the rate of sea level rise is increasing—to 0.17 inches per year during the last decade.
[sources: Nature, NASA, US Census, Nanyang Technological University // photo by: emin kuliyev / Shutterstock.com]