SDG 13: Climate Action

Sea levels are rising fastest in big cities – here’s why

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Sally Brown

Scientist, Bournemouth University

Robert James Nicholls

Professor of Climate Adaptation, University of East Anglia

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a map showing where the rise in sea levels will have the biggest affect on populations
When weighted by population, relative sea level rise is worst in south east Asia, followed by south and east Asia, and the southern Mediterranean. Image: Nicholls et al, CC BY-SA

a map showing how new orleans would be impacted by sea levels rises
Much of New Orleans is below sea level (red) and relies on sea walls to stay dry. Image: The Data Center, New Orleans, CC BY-SA

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