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How will humans cope with a serious rise in sea-levels this century?


For the past two and a half centuries, humans, beginning in Europe and the United States and later globally, have burned fossil fuels to heat their homes and travel by train, cars, and planes. Looking at the commitments made by politicians at COP26 on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, the average global temperature is expected to rise by between 2.7 to 3 degrees Celsius during the next 30 years. This would be a disaster for the oceans and all life on earth. As the oceans become warmer, icecaps in the Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Alps will melt.

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