Dr. John Church: Sounding the Sea-Level Rise Alarm
HOST: Halo, eco-loving viewers, and welcome to Planet Earth: Our Loving
Home. A frightening global trend is the quickly rising sea levels caused
by climate change, an issue that has garnered serious attention from
scientists and governments across the world in recent decades.
１９９３, globally oceans have been rising three millimeters per year,
whereas the average in the ２０th century was only １.８ millimeters
In March ２０１０, the Lung Ying-tai Cultural Foundation’s
(龍應台文化基金會) MediaTek lecture series featured a talk in Taipei, Formosa
(Taiwan) on this issue by respected Australian oceanographer Dr. John
Church of the Marine and Atmospheric Research division of the
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, which is
Australia’s national science agency.
He is also the Program
Leader of the Sea Level Rise unit of the Antarctic Climate and
Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.
Dr. Church is the winner
of the ２００７ Eureka Prize for Scientific Research given by the University
of New South Wales, Australia and the co-convening lead author for the
chapter on sea level rise for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change Third Assessment Report.
We now feature
excerpts from his insightful presentation entitled 『Sea Level Rise:
Understanding, Expectation and Migration』
For more details on
Dr. John Church,
please visit www.CMAR.CSIRO.au