Stimulus details: sea-level rise

impact chain for sea-level rise (click any node to view details):
The rise and fall of the sea level is not only influenced by geological but also by climatic factors. There is a long-term increase in mean of sea level related to climate change and accordingly to global warming. In this way climate influences the sea level in two ways: 1. Global warming accelerates the deglaciation of glaciers. Thus earth's water resting on land moves into the oceans. 2. Higher average air temperatures change the temperature of the ocean water and thereby its volume. The volume increases and thus sea level rises. Inundation of coastal areas and islands, land loss, shoreline erosions and destruction of important ecosystems are impacts of sea-level rise. Sea level rose at a rate of about 1,7mm/year in the 20th century (global average). The current trend of global mean sea-level rise is stated to be 3mm/year. Today 46 million people are currently living in coastal areas vulnerable to flooding storm surges.
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livelihood condition: shelter
impact: land loss
impact: agricultural production change
and urban
livelihood condition: energy production
livelihood condition: calorie availability
livelihood condition: sanitation
livelihood condition: water quality