- The UN Secretary-General has warned the Security Council about rising sea levels.
- He said about 900 million people living near water are at risk.
- The Australian Institute says Australia is already affected.
Guterres said rising water levels would spark new types of conflicts in which people, businesses or countries fight over land.
He noted that rising sea levels are already “forcing” some relocations, including in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
Polly Hemming of the Climate and Energy Program at the Australian Institute told SBS News how she witnessed first-hand the effects of rising sea levels in the Torres Strait in northern Australia.
“If you think this is bad, things will get worse.
The same study found that the burning of fossil fuels has been responsible for “the majority” of sea level rise since the late 20th century.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/mass-exodus-on-a-biblical-scale-un-warns-new-york-london-shanghai-to-be-impacted-by-rising-sea-levels/ihyrm9c4r UN warns New York, London and Shanghai will be affected by rising sea levels