Rising Oceans and Frequent Floods
Taking Action on Climate Change
Reading Level: 6
Interest Level: 5-8
Global warming affects water in two ways: shortages and flooding. This book considers the latter, examining the consequences of rising sea levels on human life. It explains the three-part response of "retreat, accommodation, and protection." It highlights innovative solutions like floating houses, tunnels under cities, sea walls, and inland seaways that could provide farms and food to nearby communities. Readers are informed about energy-saving strategies and alternative energy sources, and are encouraged to create citizen efforts to combat rising sea levels.