Bloomberg Law
May 20, 2019, 7:00 PM

Miami, Other Coastal Cities May Drown in 80 Years, Study Says

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Today’s children could see Miami and the Earth’s other low-lying cities swallowed by the rising ocean within 80 years if the fossil fuel pollution causing climate change continues unabated.

That’s the conclusion of a study published May 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that says rising seas could lead to the possible displacement of 187 million people as land totaling an area larger than Alaska is subsumed by the sea—a catastrophic climate scenario for which coastal communities must ...

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