China’s Coastal Cities, Underwater – The New York Times



China produces more carbon dioxide emissions than any other country, and its coastal cities will be dramatically affected by rising seas as the atmosphere warms, according to a November report by Climate Central, a nonprofit organization.

Barring large amounts of spending on shoreline barriers and flood control systems, these images show what China would face if carbon emissions cause global temperatures to rise by 2° Celsius (3.6°F), the current international target by 2100, or by 4° Celsius (7.2°F), roughly the warming predicted if no action is taken to curb emissions.

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