Rising Sea Levels Threaten to Flood Southern Vietnam by 2100

HO CHI MINH CITY – It’s not quite the first thing on everyone’s minds in the booming financial center of Vietnam, but everyone kind of knows it might happen: Global sea levels pushed up by climate change threatens to flood the city by the year 2100.

That threat resurfaced last week when U.S.-based nonprofit news organization Climate Central published a report in Nature magazine detailing timelines and locations for ever-rising seas. From 10% to one-third of Vietnam’s population would be impacted, the Oct. 29 study says.

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Ralph Jennings