Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

April 22, 2013 by  
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This infographic by Vouchercloud details some of the perils facing mankind and thousands of species as a result of melting icecaps and rising oceans . The greatest influence on the current increase in ocean volume is not the melting of ice caps, but the increase in ocean temperature. With over 50% of the world’s population living in coastal areas the Red Cross estimates that inland communities will be set to receive 200 million environmental refugees by 2050. Read on for a closer look. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , coastline , Environment , eroding coastlines , global warming , infographic , polar ice caps , rising sea levels , sea level , Sustainability , water issues        

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Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

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