Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shifting Baselines and Lack of Awareness of Environmental Change: A Sea Level Story

The Venetians did not build the Piazza San Marco so that it would flood on high tides.  Relative to the piazza, sea level is higher now than when it was built.  At Venice, sea level is higher partly because the land on which the city sits has been sinking, and it’s higher partly because sea … Continue reading »

Categories: Changing Oceans, Climate change, Economics, In the News, Our Dying Planet | 2 Comments