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Costs of coastal climate damage set to climb

Tuesday 14 Mar 17 10:00am

The waterfront in Istanbul, which could by 2100 be paying $10bn annually to withstand coastal climate damage | Selçuk Bağrışen


By TIM RADFORD | By 2030, sea level rise driven by global warming could be costing the Netherlands city of Rotterdam $US240 million a year.

By 2100, Rotterdam could be spending $5.5 billion a year on its losses –  but the Turkish city of Istanbul could be paying $10 billion for coastal climate damage.

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