Estimated contributions to sea-level rise (1993-2003)

This is a static visualization, referenced from a UNEP rapid response assessment report entitled In Dead Water, depicting the estimated contributions to sea-level rise from 1993 - 2003.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educators can use this graphic as an opportunity to discuss why the melting of floating sea ice does not contribute to sea level rise.

Suggest downloading the In Dead Water report to complement the use of the this graphic. The chapter on Sea Level Rise, page 32 of the report, provides additional background on the graphic, as well as other graphics to supplement not only sea level change but other topics relating to a unit on climate change issues.

Be sure that the title and years are made clear to students.