Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Sea Level Rise

 ... could displace 1/5 of the world's population by 2100.

That sounds low to me.  So many people live in coastal cities, and most of those will get washed away by rising water and/or storms (which are connected) followed by -- and this is likely something they're missing -- further upheavals and displacements as the former beach slumps inland.  Especially near saltwater, things that grow by the beach have to be tougher than those inland.  I don't think they're accounting for farms lost to salt winds as the beachline moves, or the loss of supporting cities as their former customers on the coast evacuate, just to give a couple of examples.
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