Mapping sea level rise at 1.5 versus 2 degrees of global warming

Countries have agreed in the Paris Agreement to hold global temperature increase to “well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.” However, the world has now reached 1 degree celsius of warming and country commitments to reach 1.5 degrees have not been met. Without mitigation of GHG emissions, sea level rise as a result of anthropogenic climate change will worsen and will affect millions of people. Here is a global map of how many people will be affected at 1.5 degrees celsius of global warming versus 2 degrees celsius of global warming. Click the photo below to view the interactive data map:

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