Half a Degree More Global Warming could Flood Out 5 Million More People

Friday, Mar 9, 2018

A seemingly small difference between an increase of 1.5 and 2.0 degrees C would mean the inundation of lands currently home to about 5 million people, including 60,000 who live on small island nations, a new study found.  Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University, was the senior author on the study.  He is the director of STEP and a faculty associate of the Program in Atmospheric and Ocean SciencesPrinceton Environmental Institute, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

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