Miami could go under water before the end of the century

Flood in Miami

Miami It is a coastal city where more than five million inhabitants live. The climate there has made it one of the most touristic places in the world, and that is, who would not like to live in an area where temperatures are mild throughout the year?

But this beautiful place rises about two meters above sea level. Too little when we consider that the oceans could rise four meters by the end of the century. So that, it is more than likely to be totally submerged according to a study published in the journal 'Science'.

The melting of the poles is a process that, due to increasing temperatures, is becoming unstoppable. The author of the research, Twila Moon, from the University of Colorado (United States), thinks that »a large part of the melting is irreversible and is the result of human-caused climate change». Of course, all that melted ice must go somewhere, to the sea, causing its level to increase progressively.

If no really effective measures are taken, »We'll see Miami disappear under the waterMoon said. Although not only Miami, but also all the cities that are at very low altitude above sea level, such as Venice, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, or Los Angeles.

Miami Flooded Highway

Also, you need to remember that glaciers are very important sources of water for many regions of the world. If they disappear, their ecosystems will die, which will cause massive human migrations, with all that this would entail (possible armed conflicts, lack of basic resources, increased food prices, among others).

According to the latest estimates, 52% of Switzerland's small glaciers will disappear in the next 25 years, while western Canada will be without 70% of its own by 2100.

You can read the study here! (In English).


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