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Barriers, canals and fake islands ... how we can save cities from rising sea levels

Monday 20 Jul 15 2:00pm

By SALLY BROWN, IVAN HAIGH and ROBERT NICHOLLS.- Extreme storms and rising sea levels will threaten the existence of coastal cities worldwide, unless preventative action is undertaken.

With population growth and sea-level rise set to continue, research has estimated that by 2050, we can expect more than US$1 trillion worth of damage per year to be incurred by 136 of the world’s largest cities, if there is no attempt to adapt.

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