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Climate change: Sea level rise to affect 'three times more people'
30 October 2019
Millions more people will be at risk of coastal flooding from climate-driven sea-level rise later this century.
That's the conclusion of new research conducted by Climate Central, a US-based non-profit news organisation.
It finds that 190 million people will be living in areas that are projected to be below high-tide lines come 2100.
Today, the group calculates roughly 110 million are presently occupying these lands, protected by walls, levees, and other coastal defences.
The future at-risk total assumes only moderate global warming and therefore limited ocean encroachment.
Image credit: GETTY - Heavy rain on a high tide flooded Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok in 2011.