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Major cities at risk from rising sea level threat

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/01/2009

Hannah Devlin and Robin Pagnamenta

"Sea levels will rise by twice as much as previously predicted as a result of global warming, an important international study has concluded.

"The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) calculated that if temperatures continued to increase at the present rate, by 2100 the sea level would rise by up to 1.4 metres twice that predicted two years ago.

"Such a rise in sea levels would engulf island nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuvalu in the Pacific, devastate coastal cities such as Calcutta and Dhaka and force London, New York and Shanghai to spend billions on flood defences."

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"Major cities at risk from rising sea level threat", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2009. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/major-cities-at-risk-from-rising-sea-level-threat