Climate Central, a non profit dedicated to climate science research and journalism, has adjusted its sea level forecast. It now predicts that the effects will be three times greater than previously expected. Rising global sea levels are expected to flood 300 million homes by 2050 and 630 million homes by 2100. In addition, high tides could permanently flood lands inhabited by 150 million people.
The victims of this flooding will mostly be in low lying areas of Asia – mainland China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. In response to the threat, Indonesia has begun plans to move its capital from the coastal city of Jakarta to Bornoe.
Unfortunately, the new report is based on the positive assumption that nations will meet their Paris Climate Agreement goals. Only a handful are on track for meeting them.