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Mark Miodownik: “Which cities will sink into the sea first? Maybe not the ones you expect”

Mark Miodownik: “Which cities will sink into the sea first? Maybe not the ones you expect”

Better scientific understanding of global warming makes the discussion about its geopolitical consequences increasingly urgent. Put simply, there are going to be winners and losers: hotter places and colder places; wetter places and drier places; and, yes, places that disappear under the sea. But the reality is a bit more complicated. In particular, are sea levels going up or down? The answer seems clear when you consider that Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in the last 25 years.

Read the article in The Guardian

Banner photo by Professor Giles Thomas


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