Future of the Environment

The internet is at risk from rising sea levels

Undersea cables and traffic hubs are at risk. Image: REUTERS/Richard Chung

Jim Barlow

Director of Science, Research and Internal Communications, University of Oregon

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Seawater effects projected by NOAA for 2033 for New York City on internet infrastructure. Undersea, long-haul fiber and metro fiber cables are in red/green/black, respectively, with submerged areas in blue. Image: Paul Barford/UW-Madison
Seawater affects projected by NOAA for 2033 for Miami on internet infrastructure. Image: Paul Barford/UW-Madison
Seawater affects projected by NOAA for 2033 for Seattle on internet infrastructure. Image: Paul Barford/UW-Madison

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