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Rising Sea Levels Could Submerge 1,700 U.S. Cities by 2100 -
Study in Germany reveals that a temperature increase of only one degree Celsius could cause sea levels to rise as much as two meters. The study predicts that these dramatic changes will submerge areas of over 1,700 U.S. cities, including New York, Boston and Miami, by 2100. By 2023 nearly 80 cities and 800,000 of their inhabitants will have sealed their fate. Cambridge, Massachusetts, along with both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be submerged by 2060, according to the study. At least 1000 US cities could be saved from permanent flooding with immediate, substantial cuts in emissions. Read complete article ‎- silpol