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267 million people worldwide at risk from sea-level rise. Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain
July 2, 2021

Worldwide, 267 million people live on land less than two meters above sea level, which is most at risk from sea level rise, according to a study in Nature Communications. The paper suggests that by 2100 the number could increase to 410 million people, with the majority of this land found in the tropics. Climate change has caused sea levels to rise and more frequent and severe storms to occur, both of which increase flood risks in coastal environments. 

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