Is The Rising Sea Level Threatening To The People Living On Land? Infographic

Is The Rising Sea Level Threatening To The People Living On Land? Infographic

Scientific magazine "Nature Magazine" recently published its research on rising sea levels and declared that by the year 2100 more than 200 million people will live below sea level. They also said about 160 million more people will be affected by floods caused by rising ocean levels.

Nature Magazine's published numbers are significantly higher than any other research published in that regard. Nonetheless, previous studies are using specific coastal elevation models while recent research is taking into account the 2 degrees Celsius global average temperature increase.

According to Nature Magazine researchers, 70 per cent of the individuals affected will be living in the eight Asian countries. With an underwater population of around 43 million or 20 per cent, China would be the most affected. Other countries like India, Bangladesh, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia would also take the hard-hit due to rising sea level.

On the European side it is predicted that Netherlands will be the most affected. It's notable, though, that the country has one of the world's most promising flood control strategies–hence residents are more likely to be safe. The UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and France are also expected to face severe damage from the floods in the year 2100.

Is The Rising Sea Level Threatening To The People Living On Land? Infographic

infographic by: www.statista.com

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