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Environmental Research Letters
Unprecedented Threats to Cities from Multi-century Sea Level Rise (October 2021)
Using state-of-the-art new global elevation and population data, we show here that, under high emissions scenarios leading to 4○C warming and a median projected 8.9 m of global mean sea level rise within a roughly 200- to 2000-year envelope, 50 major cities, mostly in Asia, would need to defend against globally unprecedented levels of exposure, if feasible, or face partial to near-total extant area losses.
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