SOS Climate Waterfront Newsletter Q2-2020
Webinar 18 June 2020 by the CPONH NGO Team
‘Sea-level rise’s impact on the Dutch coast’
Dr. Riccardo Riva ‘Sea-level scientist’ of Delft University of Technol- ogy started off by presenting the latest insights on sea level rise on the Dutch coast by climate-change and other circumstances. He showed how difficult it is to measure all the different effects in reality, to trans- late these measurements into a forecast. therefor steady long-term de- velopments have to be separated from the unexpected new changes first. Secondly side effects have to be taken into account too, like sea- level rise by the expansion of the water due to a higher temperature. Most difficult shows to be the forecasting of ice melt of the North and South pole, and regional differences.