How Many U.S. Cities Will Disappear?

October 16, 2015

Let’s say the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to collapse. How many people living in U.S. coastal cities will be displaced?

CityLab reports that the number will be 20,734,000 people, based on research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Florida will be most hard hit, with an estimated 8,654,000 people living below sea level if the WAIS collapses. Second is New York, with 8,654,000 people.

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