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Sea-level rise could nearly double over earlier estimates in next 100 years A new study from climate scientists suggests that the most recent estimates by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for future sea-level rise over the next 100 years could be too low by almost a factor of two. / University of Massachusetts Amherst, Wednesday 30 March 2016
Sea level rise threatens larger number of people than earlier estimated More people live close to sea coast than earlier estimated, researchers have concluded after a new study. These people are the most vulnerable to the rise of the sea level, increased number of floods and intensified storms. By using recent increased resolution datasets, researchers estimate that 28% of the world's total population live closer than 100 km from the coast in areas less than 100 meters above the present sea level.
Aalto University, Wednesday 9 March 2016
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