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Rising ocean levels could swamp world’s coastal cities

By Mike Tyler

May 21, 2019 - Global sea levels could rise by more than two metres by the end of the century – resulting in the displacement of almost 200 million people – if global warming continues at its current rate, new research suggests.

The new assessment found runaway carbon emissions and melting ice sheets could result in such a worst case scenario, potentially double the upper limit outlined by the UN climate science panel’s last major report, according to New Scientist.

PUBLISHED: 21/05/2019; STORY: Graphic News