Scientists say Miami could cease to exist within our children's lifetimes

MSN | 7/17/2017 | Melia Robinson
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Miami, a city of 430,000 people, could disappear within the century if the worst climate change predictions come true.

New York Magazine's David Wallace-Wells spoke with dozens of climatologists and researchers in related fields for an investigation on the outcomes of climate change if aggressive preventative action isn't taken. The results were not pretty.

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"Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving; most of the scientists I spoke with assume we'll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade," Wallace-Wells said.

Located at the mouth of the Miami River on the lower east coast of Florida, Miami averages at around 6 feet above sea level, according to and NASA. South Florida as a whole anticipates two feet of sea level rise by 2060.


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