Future of the Environment

A new study shows just how significant global sea level rise could be

Israeli Erez Cohen (L) teaches his six year-old son Itai stand up paddling in the Mediterranean Sea in the coastal city of Ashkelon April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Rising seas pose a major risk to coastal populations, economies, infrastructure, and ecosystems. Image: REUTERS/Amir Cohen - GF10000066578

Todd Bates
Science Communicator, Rutgers University
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Parts of New Jersey and New York with 8 feet of sea-level rise. An almost 8-foot rise is possible by 2100 under a worst-case scenario, according to projections. The light-blue areas show the extent of permanent flooding. The bright green areas are low-lying.
Parts of New Jersey and New York with 8 feet of sea-level rise. Image: NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer
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