Study says 630 million could be below projected flood levels by 2100


More people could be in danger from rising sea levels than previously thought, a new study says.

The report, published on Tuesday by Nature Communications, found that by the end of the century as many as 630 million people could live on land below projected flood levels. This is three times greater than prior estimates.

Lanni Bailey and a team from Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue enter a flooded house to pull out several cats during the flooding of the Missouri River near Glenwood, Iowa, March 18.

Passport Aerial Photography | Reuters

In the nearer-term, the study found that 340 million people currently live on land that will be vulnerable to flooding by 2050. Both of these figures are based…


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