About 500 million people could be in the way of Rising sea levels by 2100, a one-of-a-kind analysis has been shown.
The study, published in Communications from nature On Tuesday, it found that 267 million people currently live on land that is less than two meters (about 6.6 feet) above sea level, the range that is most vulnerable to rising water levels. By 2100, the number of people at risk could rise to 410 million people.
“These numbers are another wake-up call to the vast number of people at risk in low-lying areas, particularly in vulnerable countries in the global South, where people often experience these risks as part of a toxic combination with other risk factors, currently it also includes Covid-19, ”said Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) senior contributing author Maarten van Aalst, who was not involved in the study. The Guardian in response to the results.
Beyond its urgent warning, the new study was notable for how it took into account the elevation of the land.
“Coastal flood risk assessments require accurate data on land elevation,” the study co-authors wrote. “Those to date existed only in limited parts of the world, which has resulted in …