A month ago I blogged a topic related to this issue and it focused on how the island country of the Maldives plans to deal with the potential rising ocean levels and the effects its having on their nations land area. Here is the blog link: http://newschoolers.com/web/content/blogs/hide_header/1/jid/363/eid/2587/
Well now there is a new study out, published in the scientific journal Nature which adds some support to the Maldives claim that rising oceans levels are going to be a problem in our future. Here is the link to the news story on Discovery.com since I know most people here don't have access to Nature: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/06/18/ocean-warming.html
Now I'm not here to debate whether or not climate change exists because the earth is not a static environment and as a result, to claim anything but is considered boarder line dumb IMO.
What do you guys think of this issue and what sort of viable solutions do you think could be put in place in areas around the world that may be effected by this (ex. costal regions)?
New York city could be effected, Toronto could be effected, Vancouver could be effected...all places some of us call home. I think we need to start looking at solutions now so we dont end up at the last minute creating sandbagged walls around these cities :P