Scientists grapple with whether a vast submarine wall in front of an unstable glacier could prevent dangerous sea level rise or everyone should just move away from coastal areas.
In 80 years, the global cost of rising seas could be at astronomical levels, with the oceans nearly two meters higher than now.
The multinational company, like some other oil corporations, has spent millions to mislead the public while profiting off the destruction of our planet.
People adapted to cool wet summers or hot dry summers could face a range of pest infections in crops or pathogens in crowded communities as insects and microbes seize a new set of opportunities.
As the oceans rise, so does storm damage to coasts and coastal cities: A recent study of South Carolina warns that financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase by 70 percent by 2100.
To get a picture of “blowback” in action, just do an internet search for such phrases as “warmest years,” “rising sea levels” and “future climate refugees."
The good news for New York City is more hurricanes might stay offshore. The bad news is flooding might be worse when storms hit the city.
As the seas rise, some communities will see more extreme flooding while others will endure more frequent inundations.
If predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, Miami could lose 2.5 million residents but Texas could gain 1.5 million.