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Under water: How rising waters cost us all

  • Published at 04:04 am October 12th, 2018

Until now, scientists have often framed climate change in terms of the future. 

But a landmark report issued by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published on Monday states that without “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” our world will exceed 1.5°C much sooner than we think – as early as a dozen years – which will increase the likelihood of floods, heatwaves and droughts.

As higher temperatures lead to sea level rise and more extreme rainfall, more and more people around the globe are experiencing catastrophic floods. 

Orb Media looked at seven locations around the globe that have already seen one of the consequences of global warming: flooding as a result of sea level rise and extreme precipitation.

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