Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes the growing threat of rising sea levels in the low-lying Camargue region of southern France.
Sea-level rise is accelerating and the rate of acceleration is not distributed evenly across the globe, with some areas getting hit much harder than others.
Scientists that have been studying the changes across the Camargue wetlands have found that the surrounding Mediterranean Sea is rising at the alarming rate of 4.8 millimeters per year.
While the day-to-day changes may be subtle, the Camargue is at risk of becoming completely submerged by water at some point this century.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency