How Higher Seas Could Worsen Tsunamis
Sea levels are rising with global warming, and it should surprise no one to hear that the situation may increase tsunami risk.
A study involving researchers from several countries looked at how much tsunami risk might increase as low-lying areas get even lower relative to sea level.
The study focused on Macau, a Chinese territory, but it could potentially have implications for many low-lying coastal areas. Robert Weiss at Virginia Tech, one of the authors, visits with details.