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QWhat are some areas that already show visible signs of land loss due to sea level rise?

Are there any areas in any part of the world that show a net loss of terrestrial soil as a result of rising sea levels ? If so , where? And please include where you found the information . Thank you.

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#1mlaAnswered at 2013-01-12 18:51:21
Technically one yet. Look to the Maldives , its peak is the highest point in the world , just 8 meters! When we really disappear in the shit .
#2Hema_Malini Answered at 2013-08-05 07:28:15
Low-lying islands or atolls in the oceans are most at risk for inundation from rising sea levels. For example the case of Cartright or Carteret Island in Papua New Guinea where the people are being re-settled in Bougainville.

It was widely reported in November 2005 that the islands have progressively become uninhabitable, with an estimate of their total submersion by 2015.

The islanders have fought a more than twenty years battle, building a seawall and planting mangroves. However, storm surges and high tides continue to wash away homes, destroy vegetable gardens and contaminate fresh water supplies. The natural tree cover on the island is also being impacted by the incursion of saltwater contamination of the fresh water table.

You may also consider the city Amsterdam in the Netherlands for inclusion in your research. Half of the country lies below 1 meter above sea level, with an eighth of the country lying below sea level. Without an extensive network of dams, dykes and dunes, the Netherlands would be especially prone to flooding.


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