Sea Level Rise May Flood Out 1-in-10 People on Planet?

Posted by Miwa at Mar 12, 2009 05:48 PM |

Think there are implications for Hawaii, folks?

About 600 million people, or nearly 10 percent of the world’s population, live in low-lying areas at risk of flooding as sea levels rise due to climate change, according to research presented today at the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen.

This means that if emissions of greenhouse gases are not reduced quickly and substantially, even in the best case scenario rising seas may inundate low lying coastal areas housing about one in every 10 people on the planet.

Full report-back from Coppenhagen by ENS here:

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