Rising Sea Levels
Sea levels have already risen approximately 7 inches over the last 100 years and are projected by the IPCC to rise an additional 7-23 inches by the end of the century. If sea levels continue to rise because of factors like glacier melts, coastal settlements, towns and cities will suffer erosion and loss of land which has a major impact on tourist based economies. Access to fresh water is also at stake. NASA has stated that the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now inevitable. Wildlife will also suffer, as many animals depend on a particular type of climate or environment in order to exist. Property values, also doomed. By 2100, 147 million to 216 million people all over the world could experience flooding that submerges their homes or regularly becomes a major issue, albeit to a lesser extent. Basements will be eroded and properties will be useless. Think the lost City of Atlantis.