A study published in the scientific journal Nature predicts that a new global flood will occur within the next hundred years.
The global danger arising from sea level rise is increasing due to active tides, increasing storm surge and storm surge.
According to experts, if humanity does not take any measures, by 2100, a significant part of the continents will be submerged underwater. In particular, coastal areas will be flooded by about 50%.
According to the estimated time of the disaster and the results of the analysis of the situation, the risk of flooding mainly threatens areas located at an altitude of about 10 meters above sea level.
In a worst-case scenario, about 287 million people, or 4% of the total world population, could be affected by coastal flooding. In monetary terms, the disaster could cause $14 trillion in damage, equivalent to 20% of the world’s total GDP.
Despite the fact that mean sea level rises relatively slowly, scientists have also seen the threat from natural disasters.
According to Mr. Ebru Kirezci from the University of Melbourne (Australia), the destructive power of tides, floods and other natural factors increases gradually over time.
Experts have mapped areas on Earth that could be submerged by 2100. In the US, the states of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland will be partially flooded, in Asia. are some areas in China, Bangladesh, India, in Oceania – the northern region of Australia. In Europe, northern Germany and France will be significantly affected, with the UK the main victim of global flooding.