Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario: 200 Feet of Sea Level Rise

Burning all of the world’s known fossil fuel reserves has a scary result: submerging New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and other cities, new research shows.By Katherine Bagley If you ever wondered what the worst-case scenario for climate change would look like, a set of researchers shared your curiosity. Their answer, which they published Friday, is scary: sea levels nearly 200 feet higher than today—enough to submerge an 18-story building—putting some of the world’s largest cities under water.


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