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Sea storm surges could affect more and more people
NAIROBI, 7 May 2009 (IRIN) - World Bank researchers have crunched population, economic, and elevation maps to analyse which countries are most at risk from storm surges, assuming a one metre rise in sea level (due to climate change).
An April 2009 report, Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges - A Comparative Analysis of Impacts in Developing Countries, reveals "very heavy potential losses… [which] further strengthen the case for rapid action to protect endangered coastal populations".
The 10 countries with the largest increases in at-risk land area are:
Blogger Note: Interesting how this World Bank report does not include any island state due to ‘lack of data’.