Will sea level rise drown our coastal cities?


City BeautifulPublished on Dec 14, 2017

Sea level rise viewer (U.S. only, sorry international plan fans): https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/
Sea level rise could submerge land currently home to up to 760 million people worldwide if global temperatures rise 4 degrees celsius by the year 2100. So what are cities and city planners going to do to minimize the potential devastation? Resources on this topic: Brecht, H., Dasgupta, S., Laplante, B., Murray, S., & Wheeler, D. (2012).

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