Does Human Activity Affect the Sea Level

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Please write two questions or issues you want to discuss in the class

Instead of listing your questions, please briefly explain how these questions contribute to our understanding of the article(s) under discussion. Your “Key Questions Memo” should be about one-page (single-spaced)


Rising waters threaten China’s rising cities -

 Jakarta is sinking so fast, it could end up underwater -

 The nightmare scenario for Florida’s coastal homeowners: Demand and financing could collapse before the sea consumes a single house -

 In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity. -

 The toughest question in climate change: Who gets saved?

 “Climate change did it!” is a convenient excuse tural_disasters_on_climate_change_will_backfire.html

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School: UC Berkeley


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Key Questions Memo
Issue #1: Does Human Activity Affect the Sea Level?
Inquiry into several events that have been occurring in the recent past tends to support the
premise that man is digging his own grave. For example, the gradual sinking of Jakarta every
other year can be attributed to the illegal digging of wells in the city (Jakarta is Sinking So Fast).
Another article by Flavelle contends that the sea levels in South Florida have increased by at
least four inches since the 1990s (The Nightmare Scenario). Such phenomena trigger such issues
as the justifiability and feasibility of climate adaptation. While some scholars, scientists, and
critics argue that the climate would have otherwise changed even without man's intervention,
others contend that it is the influence of human activity that has brought about the most
disturbing implications. Some critics hold that climate change is still a hoax (The Dutch Have
Solutions). F...

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