The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary.

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary.

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More than a thousand low-lying tropical islands risk becoming “uninhabitable” by the middle of the century — or possibly sooner — because of rising sea levels, upending the populations of some island nations and endangering key U.S. military assets, according to new research…

Read Full Article; The Washington Post (04-25-2018)

Escaping the Waves: a Fijian Village Relocates, a Video (10-03-2015)
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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change; IPS News (01-02-2018)
The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged…

As Seas Rise, Tropical Pacific Islands Face a Perfect Storm; Yale E366 (07-06-2017)

Five Pacific islands vanish from sight as sea levels rise; New Scientist (05-09-2016)
Five of the Solomon Islands have been swallowed whole by rising sea levels, offering a glimpse into the future of other low-lying nations…

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster; The Washington Post (06-26-2017)
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future…

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100; Science Daily (06-26-2017)
In the year 2100, 2 billion people — about one-fifth of the world’s population — could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to new research…

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