Sea Level rise impact on Sydney: SMH

Posted by: on December 16th, 2010

Many of today’s groms will see this happen in their lifetime..

Amplify’d from www.smh.com.au

Rising sea levels will swamp parts of Sydney

Tom Arup ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT

December 16, 2010

A NUMBER of Sydney suburbs will be inundated regularly because of climate change-driven sea-level rises, threatening homes and community infrastructure worth billion of dollars by the end of the century, new projections show.

In the first detailed attempt to study the impacts of sea-level rises on low-lying coastal areas and help local government planning, the government has released high-resolution maps that show the areas in Sydney and the central coast most under threat from sea-level rises.

Sydney suburbs facing significant danger of inundation, even with limited rises, include Caringbah, Kurnell, Cromer and Manly Vale. Significant parts of Newcastle and the central coast are also potentially in harm’s way.

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