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The big idea: how can we adapt to life with rising seas?

Traditional defences may fail, and migration won’t be possible for everyone. But we may yet find more creative ways to live

We have passed the point of no return: rising seas will soon directly affect hundreds of millions of people around the planet.

  • Kristina Hill
  • The Guardian

They will indirectly affect many millions more as transport connections, water supplies and factories in low-lying areas are lost or have to be relocated.

What exactly are we facing?

The latest research suggests we are likely to see a rise of a metre by the year 2100.

Given how much carbon dioxide is already in the air and oceans, as much as three metres may be baked in over the…

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