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Sea level rise: Everything you need to know

India, China and the United States are among the countries most at risk from rising sea levels. Image: Unsplash/Thomas Vimare

Victoria Masterson

Senior Writer, Formative Content

Stephen Hall

Writer, Formative Content

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Satellites have been capturing rising sea level data since the early 1990s. Image: NASA

In the Chinese city of Shanghai, the number of people who live on land at risk of flooding from rising sea levels could almost double to 22.4 million if global warming rises from 2°C to 4°C
In the Chinese city of Shanghai, the number of people who live on land at risk of flooding from rising sea levels could almost double to 22.4 million if global warming rises from 2°C to 4°C Image: EarthTime

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