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Sea-level rise (SLR) is a “well accepted” consequence of climate change. Analyse.

Topic : Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

2. Sea-level rise (SLR) is a “well accepted” consequence of climate change. Analyse. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

Recently, a study in journal scientific reports made predictions that a large population and assets will be globally affected as a consequence of Sea Level Rise (SLR). Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail in what way Sea level rise has become more of a result of climate change these days.


AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:


Discuss the concept of Sea level rise.


SLR is an increase in the level of the world’s oceans due to the effects of climate change, especially global warming, induced by three primary factors – Thermal Expansion, melting glaciers, Loss of Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets.

Quote some key data such as – Global sea level has been rising over the past century, and the rate has accelerated in recent decades. The average global sea level has risen 8.9 inches between 1880 and 2015. That’s much faster than in the previous 2,700 years.

Discuss the possible consequences and with suitable facts explain in what way it is more a consequence of climate change.


Conclude with solutions to address the issue, explain what needs to be done; significance of global collective efforts in this direction.