Problem

Falling sea level

Nature:

Falling sea level destroys rich coastal habitats. Enhanced glaciation is due to global cooling an obvious cause. When sea levels fall, the shallow continental shelves are exposed to the atmosphere and the organic matter becomes oxidized. In effect, this chemical process sucks oxygen out of the air and pumps back carbon dioxide. This may be seen as a type of feedback system, as global warming is then enhanced.

Reduces:
Rising sea level
Subject(s):
Oceanography Seas
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.08.2019 – 19:31 CEST