The IPCC report says extreme sea level events that used to hit once a century will occur once a year in many places by 2050. This situation is inevitable, even if emissions are dramatically curbed.
Corals, mangroves and seagrass habitats have been affected by extreme weather events, and some may never recover.
Without action about 50 African countries and surrounding islands will be affected by rising sea levels.
Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could lead to increased vulnerability of Queensland coastal cities and towns, and not only through its impacts on the tourism industry.
Enhanced data collection capabilities will ensure that information collected from the coastline will be seamless.
Sea level rise and shoreline retreat are the two key factors predicted to cause an increase in flood risk in the future…