Changing Landscapes, Slide 6

Extent of flooding by rising sea level if greenhouse warming continues unabated and approximately one third of the world's volume of land-bound ice and snow melts. The resulting rise would place sea level about 30 m above present sea level.

Source:San Andreas Fault and Coastal Geology, from Half Moon Bay to Fort Funston-Crustal Motion, Climate Change, and Human Activity by Andersen D., Sarna-Wojcicki, A., Sedlock, R. (2001). In: Stoffer, Philip W. and Gordon, Leslie C. 2001 (eds.). Geology and Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Area, A Field-Trip Guidebook. U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 2188. Field Trip 4, pp. 87-104. (Fig. 4.8)


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