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Rising sea level , how it could impact millions of people, cost billio...

  Nov 13, 2020

Rising sea level , how it could impact millions of people, cost billions of dollars.

Q. What is this news ?
A. In a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers predict that by 2100, the global population potentially exposed to episodic coastal flooding will increase from 128-171 million to 176-287 million. The value of global assets exposed to these episodes is projected to be between $6,000-$9,000 billion, or 12-20 per cent of the global GDP.

Q. What are the findings of the study?

The researchers note that sea-level rise (SLR) is a “well accepted” consequence of climate change. Their study has found that globally, of the 68 per cent area that is prone to coastal flooding, over 32 per cent can be attributed to regional SLR. This, they say, will significantly increase coastal flooding by 2100.

Q. WHAT IS REGIONAL SLR?

Q. How much of a threat is sea level rise?

Q. What are some ways of protecting against sea level rise?