2-14: Sea-Level Rise

Importance of this Unit to the Course

Sea-level rise is a potential consequence of global warming that might impact hundreds of millions of people. Here we examine the contributing causes to sea-level rise and use climate model projections to estimate future sea-level rise.


Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)

  1. Read the summary information. (Print text for offline review; images only.)
  2. Take the Quiz over the summary information. (see your portfolio)
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)

Discussion (online / face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)

A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading