The Consequences of Rising Sea Levels

Immediate negative consequences of rising sea levels are:

Erosion of coastal areas,

8 of the 10 largest cities are located in coastal regions just above sea level,

And salinization of freshwater reserves.

Scientists of the research organization Climate Central have calculated that a global warming of 4 degrees Celsius thus endangers up to 500 million people worldwide. Asian coasts would be the most affected regions by this scenario.