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Chapter A–2 (Figure 84)

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Figure 84.—Inundation of low-lying coastal regions and islands in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean projected as occurring if sea level rises 6 m. Note especially the loss of land in the southeastern United States, Florida, the Louisiana delta, and other areas of the Gulf Coast of the United States and México, especially the inundation of most of the Bahamian islands, which will force its citizens to
migrate. Inhabitants of all areas marked in red would be displaced inland. During the last
interglacial, most of the Greenland ice sheet melted (Koerner, 1989). The resulting rise
in sea level was about 6 m. From Rowley and others (2007, p. 105, fig. 1).

Figure 84. Inundation of low-lying coastal regions and islands in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean projected as occurring if sea level rises 6 m. Note especially the loss of land in the southeastern United States, Florida, the Louisiana delta, and other areas of the Gulf Coast of the United States and México, especially the inundation of most of the Bahamian islands, which will force its citizens to migrate. Inhabitants of all areas marked in red would be displaced inland. During the last interglacial, most of the Greenland ice sheet melted (Koerner, 1989). The resulting rise in sea level was about 6 m. From Rowley and others (2007, p. 105, fig. 1).



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