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    Default Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

    Matt McGrath
    20 May 2019

    Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.
    The long-held view has been that the world's seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100. This new study, based on expert opinions, projects that the real level may be around double that figure. This could lead to the displacement of hundreds of millions of people, the authors say.

    Keep reading: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48337629
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    Default Re: Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

    No doubt millions of people will be displaced by rising sea levels over the next decade. We're already seeing more consistent flooding in the streets of low lying coastal areas of states like Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and even Delaware.

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    Default Re: Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

    And flooding in the Midwest has ruined agriculture for thousands of farmers; suicide numbers are rising. We need to prepare for our own climate refugees: people escaping floods, droughts, damage from intense storms, raging forest fires and other environmental disasters that will drive people to abandon their homes in search of a life in a safe location. We have made no preparation for this very predictable situation; there has never been any political will. And soon you'll see these migrants within our own 48 states, moving, hopeful, disappointed and homeless.
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