Half a degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

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A new study finds that by 2150, the seemingly small difference between a global temperature increase of 1.5 and 2.0 degrees Celsius would mean the permanent inundation of lands currently home to about 5 million people, including 60,000 who live on small island nations…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (03-15-2018)

STUDY: “Patterns and projections of high tide flooding along the US coastline using common impact threshold;” By NOAA (February 2018)

Today’s storm surge is tomorrow’s high tide, new report predicts; CNN (03-07-2018)

Powerful winter storms show damage high tides with sea level rise can do; Inside Climate News (03-05-2018)

In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally; USGS (05-18-2017)
The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released in “Scientific Reports.”…

Sea Level Rise Will Reshape U.S. Population In All 50 States; Yale E360 (04-19-2017)
Sea level rise could cause mass migrations that will affect not just the United States’ East Coast, but reshape communities deep in the heart of the country, according to new research…

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating; NASA (02-13-2018)
Global sea level rise is accelerating incrementally over time rather than increasing at a steady rate, as previously thought, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data…

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