As sea level rises major population centers are affected


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This is a Quicktime VR movie. Drag up and down to change sea level, drag side to side to rotate the Earth. As sea level rises, major population centers are affected. Two-thirds of the world's population lives within 500 km of a coastline. 90% of the world's population lives north of the equator, and 80% of the world's population lives below 500 m elevation. This places an overwhelming majority of people at risk when sea levels rise.


Credit: Paul Morin and Kent Kirkby, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota

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