I have not had time to actually research this article myself and fact check it. But it is pretty eye-opening.
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.
The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury.
The forecasts do not include land lost to erosion or population growth.
Over all, the research shows that countries should start preparing now for more citizens to relocate internally, according to Dina Ionesco of the International Organization for Migration, an intergovernmental group that coordinates action on migrants and development.
General Castellaw, who is now on the advisory board of the Center for Climate and Security, a research and advocacy group in Washington says, “So this is far more than an environmental problem. It’s a humanitarian, security and possibly military problem too.”