Early forecasts of NASA scientists estimate that about 80 million people will be around the world affected. Their coastal cities and towns will be flooded.
New research shows that these forecasts are wrong and that the water will “hide” far more territories, depriving more than 300 million people of their homes.
Scientists have received this information by carefully evaluating the topography of coastlines around the world. Previous models used satellite imagery where height was miscalculated due to tall buildings and trees.
To date, the largest changes have taken place in the Asian region. According to new data, it turns out that almost all (!) Vietnam will be underwater.
The image below shows: on the left – what was the previous forecast for flooded areas in Vietnam in 2050, and to the right – what new research is showing.
The zone of floods in Bangladesh increased by 8 times compared to the previous one forecast in India – 7 times, Thailand – 12 times and China – 3 times.
Below are maps of the flooded Indian Territories from last forecast (on the left) and the new (to the right).
In Indonesia, the threat of rising sea levels and floods is so great that the country’s authorities have recently announced plans to move the capital, now Jakarta (Jakarta), in another city.
Jakarta loses everything more and more coastal land each year, and if early forecasts show, that about 5 million Indonesians are losing their homes, new figures are already showing 25 million.
Among the western countries, the eastern part of the UK will suffer greatly. 3.5 million people will be left homeless and in the United States will be flooded with New York, New Jersey and Florida.