Donald Trump’s Disastrous Climate Change Policy Will Have Dire Consequences

7. Sea-levels are rising at a dangerously fast rate

A giant spikey blue wall of glacial ice calves into the sea

Ice calves at the Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park — part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field| Mario Tama/Getty Images

Everyone is very aware that one of the most recognizable costs of climate change is that the level of the ocean is rising. When the ocean rises very rapidly, even the smallest change can have devastating effects. We’ll see the loss of habitats for plants, animals, and fish, especially in wetland areas. Sea-level rise can also cause destructive erosion to our coastlines. The effects can be seen more inland as well, with aquifer and soil contamination for farmers.

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