Infographic: 'Zero-meter zones' expand globally as sea levels rise – Nikkei Asia

Millions of city dwellers worldwide face mounting inundation threat
TOKYO — As sea levels continue to rise because of global warming, “zero-meter zones” — a term for areas below sea level — are growing. Many of the world’s major cities are located on coastal flatlands, and a growing number of people are at risk of inundation from rising seas. Looking ahead over the next 100 years, procedures to protect cities and their residents will undoubtedly be tested.
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