In Progreso, the sea level will rise more than one meter within a 100 years
MÉRIDA, Yucatan.- If you are a neighbor of the port of Progreso, or if you are one of those who are going to spend there on weekends, you’d better take many photos of the beach, because within a 100 years, approximately, the panorama will be completely different, because the sea level will rise more than one meter.
In total, it is estimated that the water will rise to 1.17 meters from its current level, derived from global warming, a situation that will occur practically on all the coasts of our country.
Of course, those 1.17 meters are an average, because in the worst case, the level would rise to 1.30 meters, and in the slightest, 78 centimeters.
In other words, it is a fact that in 100 years the sea level will rise, which will completely change not only the geography but the image of this port and the others that make up the Yucatan coast.
These calculations are based on a tool created by NASA and released on the website of the United States Aeronautics and Space Administration.
In the next 100 years, Mexico will practically lose all its beaches as we know them, which will be a strong impact not only ecologically, but also at the tourism industry level.
Global warming would gradually modify the sea level, which the NASA tool shows in projections for the whole world, but in the particular case of Mexico, especially Yucatan, the panorama is dramatic with the calculation in the port of Progreso.
Other examples refer that in Acapulco the average elevation of the sea level would be 1.45 meters. They also point out that 1.15 meters in Manzanillo, and in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, would be 0.95 meters, to mention just a few beach destinations.