Sea-level rise is transforming the planet's coastlines


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency. describes the effects of rising sea levels on the planet’s coastlines.

Climate change is forcing ocean levels to fluctuate, rising in some regions while falling in others.

Satellite measurements over the last 25 years show that the sea-level is rising on average, and this rate of change is accelerating by around 3 millimeters a year.

Many low-lying countries such as the Netherlands are constantly threatened with tidal surges and flooding.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency

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