In the past five thousand years there has been no rise in the sea level across the world. Scientists have referred to this as the period of stability. But we are past that stage now. Scientists even say that we have reached the tipping point. Water levels now continue to rise among the different coastal communities. Because of the continuous rise of the sea level there are even some coastal places that are in danger of not being livable anymore after many years as a result of it.
There are many implications for the water continuing to go inland. The buildings that are near the coast can be in danger as a result of it. That is why it is a must now for people concerned such as architects, lawyers, politicians and businessmen to come together and talk about this challenge that their coastal communities are facing. The time to act is now so that the future of the coastal communities and even some inland communities may be preserved. The fate of future generations depends on the action of people now regarding this phenomenon.
One great way by which people can come together to think about solutions and actions that they can take to tackle this challenge is by being part of an institute that specifically deals with this. If you are living in a coastal community, for example, you can look for institutes whose work is in this field. Then you can go to their website so that you can know more about their upcoming events and what you can do to attend them or even to collaborate with them.
We cannot adopt a laissez-faire attitude towards this phenomenon as there is something great at stake here. The lives of our coastal communities and even their connected inland communities may be in danger of being destroyed or suffering from some damage due to the sea level rising.
It is said that two heads are better than one. That is why when people come together to think about solutions regarding this problem the chances are high that they will be able to come up with workable solutions that can shield coastal communities from the possible catastrophe that can result from the rise of sea level.
They can talk about which solutions are realistic and will be workable for different coastal communities and if it is worth it to spend huge amounts of money on such solutions because they will be truly effective.
There is no time to waste in dealing with this huge challenge. The fate of coastal communities rests on this. If this is tackled now then the disruption to the economy may be circumvented. There may even be other potential for economic growth after this is tackled and given solutions to. Our children and grandchildren will thank us for saving our communities so that they can have a livable future in it and they can continue to thrive in it.