BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

28 October 2014
BBC Weather
BBC Weather

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

evidence
adaptation
policies
links
water
agriculture
human health
wildlife
coral
opportunities


Water



The impacts on our water are significant and with regards to flooding, it is vital we start thinking about it immediately. For detailed information, see our articles below.

Sea levels

As temperatures rise, the sea will absorb heat from the atmosphere, causing it to expand and therefore creating sea level rises. For more detail read the full article.

Glaciers

If the entire Western Antarctic ice sheet melts, the water produced will raise sea levels by about 3.2 metres. For more detail read the full article.

Flooding

Major floods that have only happened before say, every 100 years on average, may now begin to occur every 10 or 20 years. The flood season may become longer and there will be flooding in places where there has never been any before. For more detail read the full article.

Gulf stream

Some climate models indicate that the Gulf Stream could slow by 20-25% by 2100. For more detail read the full article.





About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy