Climate change, receding glaciers and melting ice sheets are causing the world’s oceans to rise. What does the melting of glaciers and ice sheets due to climate change mean for the world’s coastal cities? Will this ongoing issue cause problems in the future for urban populations? Maria Armoudian discuss these issues with Andrea Dutton and Brian Fagan.
Andrea Dutton is a Professor in Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. She is an expert in carbonate geochemistry and is the author of Tropical tales of polar ice: evidence of Last Interglacial polar ice sheet retreat recorded by fossil reefs of the granitic Seychelles islands.
Brian Fagan is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert in archaeology and is the author of The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels.
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