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New report: Coastal Cities Will Drown In Around 50 Years

Sea levels are projected to rise faster than previously thought – as much as 10 feet within the next 50 years – precipitating an undeniable and irreversible effect on coastal cities like New York and Miami,  according to a new study by 17 of the world's top climate change experts.

This suggests rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and that large numbers of people resideing now in the very areas that could be underwater within just a few decades will need to be relocated.