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  • Climate change and hazardous earth 

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Climate change risks triggering catastrophic tsunamis, scientist warns

  • Outline how the melting of Greenland’s ice cap could trigger increased seismic activity in the area.

  • Examine how this increase in seismic activity could lead to submarine earthquakes.

  • How are scientists monitoring the isostatic rebound around Greenland and Iceland? 

  • Is this hazard limited to the Greenland ice cap or are other areas around the world at risk?

    Additional research: investigate the great Storegga earthquake: when did it occur, what are the estimated impacts from the event along the coast of the British Isles, and what evidence exists that a tsunami occurred?

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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