A new estimate triples the number of people in the path of rising seas

Trees and buildings created big margins of error in previous coastal elevation estimates

A new method for assessing coastal elevation suggests sea level rise could threaten areas now home to up to 480 million people by 2100. Most of those facing flood risks live in Asia, including in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta (shown).

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