The effects of rising seas will be far worse than previously thought, wiping out entire cities by 2050, new data shows. This is Alexandria, Egypt, under the old and new projections.
New York Times ran a sensational story on how many places will soon be underwater Unfortunately, it misuses data to conclude disaster, creating unreasonable fear ,
"Southern Vietnam could all but disappear." So could Bangkok, Shanghai and Mumbai. But what is most alarming about projections for 2050 is that, since seas rise over centuries, this is not the end-point but only the very beginning of total global flooding.
Big, ugly news from the world of science: thanks to more accurate satellite measurements, previous estimates of the effects of climate change on coastal cities could have seriously underestimated the damage and losses to come. &
Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities.
The folks have horrifying visuals they've put together. Here's Bangkok. The term the Times used was "erase," which is pretty much right.
This sea-level-rise projection for Mumbai is really scary. Shows most of greater Mumbai underwater, including the areas around two nuclear installations. Tens of millions displaced. All this by 2050. Never imagined it could happen in a few decades.
Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities
More in-depth and alarming reporting on the climate crisis from : Some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury. By &
Southern Vietnam could all but disappear. Mumbai is at risk of being wiped out. 150 million people now live on land that will be below the high tide line by midcentury, according to new research based on more accurate calculations of land elevation.
"Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities." My oldest son will be 46 then.
When I started speaking out on climate breakdown as a scientist, I was afraid of being labeled "alarmist." But I did it anyway to shift the culture. Especially among scientists. Now I embrace the term. I'm here to sound the alarm. For good reason.
The implications of this - economic, cultural, political, and existential - are impossible to overstate.
Yesterday, studies showed that Germany won't reach its own climate targets for 2020 (which are not in line with Paris) before 2025. Here's another reason why that's catastrophic & why we have no other chance than increase the pressure on our governments
Must-read story from . Rising seas to render coastal cities brittle, earlier than expected. This is why "adapting" while seeking to minimize change is a forlorn hope. Climate ruggedization demands massive transformations, at disruptive speeds.
These 2050 climate change flood maps are like if a nightmare had a nightmare
"The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury ... Southern Vietnam could all but disappear. More than 20 million people in Vietnam ... live on land that will be inundated."
This is shocking. Many of humanity’s great cities will be underwater by 2050 due to fossil fuels. Fossil fuel companies knew this would happen and did everything they could to push us down this path. They need to pay.
Good news everyone! Newly published estimates of inundation from sea level rise only show 3x as many people at risk as previously thought.
Image shows new predictions for sea level rise by 2050. The blue shows the land underwater at high tide. Southern Vietnam almost completely under water.
SFChronicle yesterday: Parts of CA may now be 'too dangerous to inhabit' NYT today: new data show Mekong Delta, Mumbai etc will soon be underwater Climate change is shrinking planet, in the scariest possible way
I...don't think this story's getting as much attention today as it should. Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
What won’t be talking about today. A new paper published looking at the effects of global warming on cities by 2050. Cities aren’t just places, we as people will be on the frontline of climate breakdown.
Southern Vietnam will all but disappear under water, as will much of Shanghai, Bangkok, Mumbai. Startling graphics. "Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows"
Southern Vietnam could all but disappear. Mumbai is at risk of being wiped out. 150 million people now live on land that will be below the high tide line by midcentury, according to new research based on more accurate calculations of land elevation.
The picture on the left is what scientists thought Mumbai would like in 2050 thanks to sea-level rise. The picture on the right is their updated assessment. Large parts of the city would simply melt into the sea
These maps from and are incredibly disturbing. Rising seas could affect 3x more people by 2050 than previously thought.
News—very bad news—out just now: Researchers found a smarter way to map the elevations of cities. Their work shows that many cities you’ve heard of (maybe even live in) will be underwater much sooner than thought. EG Mumbai: By +
We knew the water was getting higher. What's new is that more accurate satellite measurements that suggest that the ground is lower. These stunning maps tell the story.
“150 million people are living on land that will be below high-tide line by 2050.” Mumbai, Shanghai, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City... "This is far more than an environmental problem. It’s a humanitarian, security & possibly military problem too.” #SeaLevelRise
I cried reading this. The extent of the loss of life, cultures, livelihoods, homes, heritage and environments due to climate change (even at 2C) is horrifying. I will be in my fifties when this happens, this is no distant future.
Why won't state-corporate media put 2035 or 2040 in the headlines for articles on sea level rise? Bangkok, for example, is set to be 40% underwater by 2030 according to the World Bank.
Important work, unfortunate headline. The maps in this article depict the annual high tide line. These cities won't be "erased", but they will have much more extensive flood risk than previously thought
Rising seas will flood more big cities by 2050. These new maps tell the story
Even though I think about the climate crisis everyday, this is still a punch to the gut. Seeing that the place I grew up in -- and the home my parents still live in -- may no longer exist 30 years from now because of #sealevelrise from #climatechange
If you read this story—and you should—you'll see the details are terrifying. e.g. "The new projections suggest that much of Mumbai, India’s financial capital and one of the largest cities in the world, is at risk of being wiped out."
Surely the biggest security and economic challenge facing Asean today #ASEAN2019
This map of Mumbai in 2050 has an eerie similarity with the old maps of the original seven islands. Maybe somebody should take a more detailed look. HT to for sharing this NYT story on the impact of rising seas on cities.
Rising seas could affect 3 times more people by 2050 than previously thought: We will spend enormous amount of money on dykes and sea walls, then trillions to move millions inland. But spend money now to fight climate change? Are you crazy?
A new study published in Nature suggests rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities....and nearly THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF VIETNAM
The elevation of many world cities is apparently overestimated, meaning sea level rise will leave 3x as many people under the high tide line as previously thought, requiring massive infrastructure Paper: Scary NYT visualizations:
New research has dramatically revised the number of cities expected to be at least partially underwater at high tide by 2050. The updated projections for southern Vietnam are simply apocalyptic.
"There is little modern precedent for this scale of population movement" #sealevelrise #climatechange
150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury. a warming planet brings rising sea levels the combination of which will fuel conflicts and lead to more war and refugees
“The new projections suggest that much of Mumbai, India’s financial capital and one of the largest cities in the world, is at risk of being wiped out. Built on what was once a series of islands, the .... historic downtown core is particularly vulnerable.”
A new study shows sea level rise driven by #climatechange could affect 3 times more people by 2050 than previously thought, and that's without considering #population projections. Many coastal populations are among the fastest growing in the world.
“We’re not saying that all these places are going to be wiped from planet Earth.." Which places/cities do look like being 'erased' in the 2030s or 2040s? Does anyone know? 👀 👀
Here’s a recipe for political and social instability: Huge populations in places that'll probably be flooded in 30 years because of climate change.
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
new research shows 150 million people now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury including: entire #MekongDelta & #HoChiMinhCity #Bangkok #Mumbai large areas of #Shanghai #RAD
"150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury" 150 million!
NEW RESEARCH: Rising sea levels could threaten 150 million people by 2050. "This is far more than an environmental problem. It’s a humanitarian, security and possibly military problem too.”
We ignore science at our peril. #GlobalWarming and #SeaLevelRise will hit us in cities that are all too familiar.
"In #Thailand, more than 10% of citizens now live on land that is likely to be inundated by 2050, compared with just 1% according to the earlier technique...Basra, the second-largest city in #Iraq, could be mostly underwater by 2050." #climatechange #CPlan
I mean look at the projections for my family's homeland. The entire bottom part of the country will be underwater at high tide, and a quarter of the population lives on land that will be inundated. This is a crisis. (Source: )
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows. The accompanying maps are the scariest things you will see this Halloween.
Yeah you do not want to listen to Greta, so listen to the doomsday reality of science! via
I hope these projections are wrong. High tide 30 years from now otherwise looks catastrophic for some of the world's largest cities. The Mumbai map makes my blood run cold. "Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows"
In #Thailand, more than 10% of citizens now live on land that is likely to be inundated by 2050, with Bangkok particularly imperiled. Read this new article on new data calling for #ClimateActionNow
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
used #MachineLearning to correct global elevation models -- their new maps suggest 150 million be at risk of sea level rise inundation from high tides by 2050: 3x more people than previously predicted
Rising seas will erase more cities by 2050- these maps are bad
Sea-level rise underestimated. Mumbai an island by 2050!! 150 million people displaced! “So this is far more than an #environmental problem, It’s a #humanitarian, #security and possibly #military problem too.”
As Usual—contrary to the Sceptics—Scientists UNDERESTIMATE THE RISKS
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050: But yeah go deadset on inventing the internal life of William Whipple (1730-1785) of North New England, York County, because only when William Whipple's intentions are clear in your crystal ball will we survive.
You really should look at these maps if you think there is nothing that can scare you tonight.
You really should look at these maps if you think there is nothing that can scare you. #MiềnTây #กรุงเทพมหานคร
Fascinating piece by & . As they note, "the findings don’t have to spell the end of those areas." But looking at the maps, it's hard to believe that there won't still be massive upheaval in these cities.
A new report shows that rising sea levels caused by #climatechange might erase many more cities than originally predicted.
I’m all for ways to mitigate the short-term impacts of less aviation tourism on the most dependent states, but the long-term prospects of that economic model are, well... 👇
Rising sea levels will be catastrophic for coastal cities. Our climate is in crisis and the time to act is now.
More evidence that the cost of climate inaction is much higher than action. Are conservatives paying attention? (Rhetorical question. I know the answer.)
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities #Alexandria
Some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury
General Castellaw: “So this is far more than an environmental problem. It’s a humanitarian, security and possibly military problem too.” Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows - The New York Times #ClimateUrgency
Some of the world’s largest cities could be partly or wholly underwater by 2050 due to rising sea levels... ⁦
CRITICAL that media STOP framing the climate crisis as a comfortable & stale narrative of "the environment" vs "economic growth." Rather, it's a story of AVOIDABLE social & economic losses that DWARF anything seen since the Black Death in 14th Century!
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows (new ways of calculating land elevations show alarming results for southern Vietnam in particular)
Rising seas will erase a number of major cities by 2050–dire new projections: via
Where's your city? Where will it be 50 years from now? And when are we getting the map of which cities will soon be on fire? #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange
Revised maps of coastal elevation imply that 100s of millions of people will be newly at risk of annual coastal flooding events unless they either relocate or invest in expensive sea walls and other defenses before 2100.
Sea-level rise is a nightmare, and few leaders have grasped its seriousness. coverage of new science:
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
Rising seas will erase even more cities by 2050. 😮 #ClimateChangeIsReal #CitiesUnderWater #CoastalCities
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
“We’ve been trying to ring the alarm bells,” Ms. Ionesco said. “We know that it’s coming.” There is little modern precedent for this scale of population movement, she added.
A number of the largest cities in Asia & The Middle East will likely be underwater by 2050: Bankgok, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai's outskirts, Mumbai, Alexandria and Basra
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050 Denise Lu and Christopher Flavelle
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows - The New York Times
Important reading for everyone today.
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows - The New York Times
In the next 30 years... #ClimateEmergency Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
And sea level will continue rising past 2050. To avoid the worst in coming centuries, greenhouse gas emissions need to start decreasing today and approach zero as soon as possible. via
wow. Yet another demonstration that science projections are typically conservative. Reinforcing the fact that uncertainties are a reason for urgent #climate action. via ⁦
Frightening beyond belief. Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
Yep. time to get to work on this. Not too late, but getting close... via
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows