New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

SYDNEY, Tokyo and Buenos Aires watch out. These cities will experience some of the greatest sea level rises by mg21729034.900-2_3002100, according to one of the most comprehensive predictions to date.

Sea levels have been rising for over 100 years Рnot evenly, though. Several processes are at work, says Mah̩ Perrette of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. Some land is sinking, some is rising. Stronger currents create slopes in sea surface, and since all things with mass exert a gravitation pull, disappearing ice sheets lead to a fall in sea levels in their surrounding areas.

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