Sea-level rise is inevitable

According to the latest report by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), due to global climate change, which will lead to the melting of ice in the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland, and as a result — an increase in global sea level, the water will be large areas of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives will be submerged and the archipelago of Tuvalu.

Without a roof over your head can remain 100 million Asians, 14 million Europeans, with 8 million people in Africa and South America.

German scientist Stefan Rahmstorf, whose research is based on the forecast of sea-level rise of 1.4 meters, said that the rise in sea levels — a process that can not be stopped. The only way to curb it to a manageable level is the immediate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions [sic], Tells Est.ua.

For flood protection in London and other cities in the UK, located not far above sea level, will have to spend billions of pounds. A U.S. State Department estimates, if sea levels rise by 1 meter, for flood protection will require $ 156 billion.

Source: NEWS.ru

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