Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen
Caption: The likelihood of flooding due to storm surges increases greatly if the ocean rises one meter. Such a rise in sea level will not flood large areas of land, but what is regarded as exceptionally high water level will occur at least 1,000 times more often in vulnerable areas.
Credit: Northland Regional Council, New Zealand
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