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The Rising Climate Catastrophe
Climate change means a disaster for mankind and nature. One of the greatest threats is sea level rise, with devastating consequences: Permanent flooding, loss of habitat and the destruction of entire ecosystems.
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Your Money Makes the World Go Round
For private individuals, the greatest lever against climate change is the investment of assets. Because money does work - and we can decide on what. It's time for our savings to stop being part of the problem and become part of the solution. Sustainable investments offer you the chance to bet on a green and ethical-social development of the economy. And best of all, you benefit from the development of companies where sustainability, ethical and social criteria play a fundamentally important role.
Green ETFs - Better for the World,
Better for Returns
At growney, the following applies to sustainable investment: In addition to a good return on the investment, care is taken to ensure that only sustainable ETFs are included in the respective portfolio. ETFs are funds in which many investors pay into a common investment pot consisting of a large number of shares. In the case of sustainable investments, the companies included must meet strict requirements.
Only companies that score above average in sustainability, ecology and social responsibility are considered in growney's ETF selection. The ESG rating, which includes ecological orientation (Environmental), social orientation (Social) and responsible corporate management and combating corruption (Governance), serves as a guide.

Excluded are companies that are significantly involved in the production or distribution of nuclear power, coal burning, weapons, genetic engineering, alcohol, tobacco or pornography.
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The capital investment is associated with risks. The value of your capital investment may fall or rise. By investing in multiple ETFs, potential risks are spread, but growney strategies are still subject to risks. Historical performance, simulations and forecasts are not reliable indicators for the performance in the future.
More Ways to Act

You want to make your contribution against climate change in a different way? That's great! Here you will find a small selection of other possibilities:

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WWF Climate Crisis Fund

Support the climate action of WWF

One Tree Planted

Plant trees against climate change

Global Giving

A variety of sustainable projects

The selected organizations represent only a small selection and are not related to the STOP THE RISE or growney campaign.
What are the Reasons for Sea Level Rise?
Simply put, sea levels are rising because our greenhouse emissions are causing the Earth to heat up. The factors that cause rising sea levels fall into two categories:

The first category is pretty obvious: melted water from large ice sheets, which causes more water to enter the oceans. This is called eustatic sea level rise.

The second category is not quite as obvious, but no less significant. This is because warm water expands and therefore takes up more space. As oceans around the world heat up, this is another reason why the water is rising. This is the steric sea level rise. 

We go into more detail about the two phenomena below.
The Ice is Melting
Around the world, Global warming is causing ice to melt. In addition to the two large ice sheets in the polar regions, the melting glaciers are also causing sea levels to rise. Their volume alone is enough to cause a rise by about 40 centimeters. Glacier melt accounts for 22 percent of global sea level rise. 

The two ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are so large that they attract ocean water through their gravitational pull. However, the ice sheets on Greenland are melting so fast that the gravitational pull on the water is diminishing. As a result, the regional sea level around Greenland is falling. What sounds good at first has catastrophic consequences for the southern hemisphere. Because there it leads to the opposite effect: sea levels rise. If, on the other hand, the ice sheets in Antarctica melt, waters in the northern hemisphere rise. Together, the melting glaciers and ice sheets are the main driver of rising sea levels.
Warm Water Expands
When water heats up, its density decreases and the volume of it increases. In the course of climate change, the oceans absorb around 90 percent of the heat. Depending on their geographical location, however, the oceans heat up to different degrees - and therefore cause sea levels to rise at different rates. With 50 percent, thermal expansion is currently the main contributor to global sea level rise.
How Much are Sea Levels Rising?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 6th IPCC Report states that global sea levels have risen more since 1900 than in any previous century within the past 3000 years. Between 1901 and 2018, global sea level rose 20 centimeters - and it's rising faster and faster.

Between 1901 and 1971 global sea level rose by 1.3 millimeters per year, between 1971 and 2006 it was already 1.9 millimeters per year. Since then, there has been an exponential growth: from 2006 to 2018, sea level has risen by a full 3.7 millimeters per year.

How much sea level rises in the future depends on how many greenhouse gasses we emit by then. If we don't drastically reduce our emissions, we face a global sea level rise of more than one meter by 2100, and even more than five meters by 2300. A few meters doesn't sound like much, but it will have dramatic effects. Especially in regions where coastal landscapes are flat and the coastline can shift many miles inland.
Which Regions are Most Affected?
One thing in advance: All coastal regions of the earth are affected. Floods, storm surges and coastal erosion will increase worldwide and cause immense damage.
Countries that cannot afford adequate coastal protection will be hit the hardest. By 2100, up to 630 million people worldwide will be directly affected by sea level rise. Asian countries and small island states are particularly threatened. Yet, also highly developed countries like the USA are in danger.
How will Sea Level Rise Affect Germany?
With a coastline of around 3700 kilometers, Germany is also threatened by sea level rise. Areas that lie below five to three meters above sea level are at risk. We are talking about around 3.2 million people living in this risk zone. At present, most areas enjoy adequate coastal protection in the form of dikes. However, they do not provide absolute safety from storm surges. Their frequency, duration and intensity have already increased measurably as a result of climate change - and the trend is also rising. In the long term, the coastline in Germany will also shift and give in to the rising sea level.
Bottom Line: We Must Protect The Climate
The answer to rising sea levels is climate protection. It is the only measure that can protect us from even worse consequences in the long term. Climate protection starts with each of us personally. It is up to us to decide how much and how fast sea levels will rise in the future. The greenhouse gas emissions we blow into the atmosphere today will affect the extent of sea level rise for centuries to come. In short, our actions today have a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
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