10 Treasures We'll Lose as Sea Levels Rise

10 Treasures We'll Lose as Sea Levels Rise

\" \" How long will it be before Venice sinks below sea level? iSailorr/Getty Images/iStockphotoRising temperatures + melting glaciers = higher seas levels. With those surging waters comes the potential for lower-lying land areas around the globe to be washed out, according to climate scientists. First, the numbers: Sea levels are expected to rise by as much as 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) per every 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) that global temperatures increase, according to researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

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