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'Unprecedented' Floods May Hit Earth from 2050

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'Unprecedented' Floods May Hit Earth from 2050

From 2050, the world is expected to witness unprecedented, more frequent and very violent floods, according to a new UN study.

Such cataclysms should occur as a result of the large CO2 emission in the atmosphere.

According to a new study by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is overwhelming evidence that a 1 ° C rise in global average temperature will have serious consequences for ecosystems and humanity.

"The melting of glaciers and ice sheets causes sea levels to rise, and extreme phenomena on the coast are increasingly violent," indicates the IPCC study.

The work had more than 100 authors from 36 different countries.

Sea level

Still according to the IPCC, floods that used to occur once every 100 years could become annual or occur every 50 years.

These floods would be directly linked to the rise in sea level caused by the melting of the polar ice caps. Coastal cities and small islands would be the most affected regions.

Another important factor is that the study concluded that, at the present time, the drastic reduction of CO2 emissions in the world would not completely prevent sea level rise.

However, continued emissions could raise the average sea level by 60 to 110 centimeters.

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