Sci-Fi Prompt of the Week (27): 414 Cities Going for a Swim

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More Than 400 U.S. Cities May Be ‘Past The Point Of No Return’

The study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examines how much rising sea levels will affect cities across the United States over time if carbon emissions stay the same or decrease. The most startling finding is that 414 towns and cities have already passed their lock-in date, or the point at which it’s guaranteed that more than half the city’s populated land will eventually be underwater no matter how much humans decrease carbon emissions; it’s just a matter of when.


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