Many of our helicopter flights covering the coast of the Atlantic or Indian Ocean in South Africa. Some coastal cities such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth or George will be at risk from the rising sea level. Johannesburg or the Kruger National Park are not directly affected.
Sea level – Cape Town Helicopter Rides in Africa
The sea level will rise in the future and many cities that are directly at the sea will be affected. The capital of Veneto in northern Italy is Venice. It is already affected by the rising sea water. The whole region consists of over 100 small islands in the Adriatic lagoon. Often all islands are connected with canals.
For centuries the Venetians have been trying to save their city from the masses of water that causes major problems, especially in winter. The exchange of water between the sea and the lagoon is very important for the ecosystem. Only in this way can the sewage flow into the open sea. The biggest problem is that the bottom is sinking and the seas are rising. In the next few decades Venice will often have water problems with flooding.
South Africa lies on two seas, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. We also offer helicopter flights from the islands of Mauritius and Madagascar. Both are larger islands that might survive the upcoming environmental disaster. Small islands in the South Seas are already preparing for sinking.
Seen from space, our planet appears as a small blue ball. Most of our earth is covered by water. In total, only 29% of the total surface of the earth is covered by the mainland. In the Earth's past, the oceans subsided. Continents shifted and entire countries lost land mass as different areas of land subsided.
Already during the time of the Roman Empire over 300 port cities were built, of which over 150 larger coastal and port cities were taken over by the sea over the centuries. Many of these cities can still be visited with diving gear, and admire the individual remains. In this day and age, sea levels are rising and many countries in our world will face an environmental disaster because humans have affected the ecological balance.
As the pools melt, many coastal cities will sink into the sea in the near future. In contemporary history, however, it is nothing special, since 100 million years ago all of northern Germany was covered by the North Sea.
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