In the NBC Article, "NASA Warns Sea-Level Rise Will Only Get Worse in the Future", the conditions of changing sea levels are spoken of. On August 26, NASA officials released a computer visualization of data collected since 1992 that reveals that sea levels are quickly rising, unevenly, throughout the globe. NASA has been tracking sea levels and the reasons for the rapid rise using satellites in space and sensors on the ocean. It has been concluded that as Earth continues to rise in temperature, the rise in sea level is due to the expansion of sea water as it is warmed, melting ice sheets, and melting glaciers. It is uncertainly predicted that because of these rapid conditions, the rise in sea level could go beyond 1-3 feet (the predicted amount in 2013) by the end of the century.
This rise in sea-level is important for all humans to be aware of because it effects us in many ways. Not only does it create a threat for floods, but it massively affects daily life. As sea water rises, in many places the ocean water seeps into freshwater sources in the ground. This contaminates the water, making it unsafe to drink as well as unsafe to use for farming. The rise also threatens the life of coastal wildlife and plant life populations, which will directly effect some of our ecosystems. As the sea levels quickly rise, those on Earth are majorly effected.