Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100


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Failure to meet the United Nations’ 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned.

A study found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels is missed…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (07-03-2018)

Coastal communities saw record number of high tide flooding days last year; NOAA (06-06-2018)

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…

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says; The Washington Post (02-20-2018)
Peaking global carbon dioxide emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise, even if global warming is limited to well below 2 degrees C. A new study analyzes for the first time the sea-level legacy until 2300 within the constraints of the Paris Agreement…

Sea levels are already rising. What’s next? National Geographic (11-18-2017)
Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come…

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