Pacific Island Populations Proactive in the Face of Potential Sea-Level Rise

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What effect will sea level rise have on low-lying islands? (Photo credit: Amornthep/Shutterstock)

Scientists estimate that a warmer climate could lead to a rise in sea level of between 0.5 to 2.3 meters by the end of the century. These values are at the low-end of scientists’ estimates; in a worst-case scenario, scientists estimate that sea levels could potentially rise between 4 to 6 meters.

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