Scientists have given the world fair warning: Climate change could — and likely will — result in a catastrophic rise in global sea levels.
Ben Strauss, vice president for sea level and climate impacts at Climate Central, told Agence France-Presse last month that if we don’t cut back on burning fossil fuels between now and 2100, the planet will likely face sea level rise between 14 and 32 feet. The only uncertainty is how quickly that would happen.
“Some of this could happen as early as next century,” Strauss told Agence France-Presse. “But it might also take many centuries.”