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The impact of rising sea levels on mass migration

187 million people could be forced to flee their homes by 2100 due to rising sea levels Image: REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana - RC2Y2H9Z3F92

Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

Senior Researcher at UNU-EHS and University of Sussex, , University of Sussex

Celia McMichael

Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Melbourne

Ilan Kelman

Professor of Disasters and Health, UCL

Shouro Dasgupta

Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Università Ca'Foscari

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Despite flooding and erosion due to rising sea levels, many of the Bangladeshis we interviewed said they cannot or do not want to leave their home villages. Image: Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

Rising sea levels is one of the many ways climate change is making its presence felt. Image: Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson
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