Public Opinion on Rising Sea Levels

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Public Opinion on Rising Sea Levels
ABSTRACT
Destruction by water has always been a part of the popular psyche and has been nurtured by stories that span from the biblical flood to the Asian Tsunami. However the general understanding of flooding due to climate change is that it can occur but in a less dramatic way and like the rising of a tide it will be less visible, much slower and yet inevitable. This study will generate a snap shot of the general trends in the opinions of people on the subject of sea level rise with a caveat that blogging is done by a small part of the general public.
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Destruction by water has always been a part of the popular psyche and has been nurtured by stories that span from the biblical flood to the...
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.....ople on the subject of sea level rise with a caveat that blogging is done by a small part of the general public. Therefore the conclusions do not represent the opinion of the entire public.
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