China’s coasts feel the heat of rising sea levels

May 9, 2021 | INVESTING

Sea levels along China’s densely populated coastal provinces are rising faster than ever, sending the water line up to 42 metres inland in some places, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.In an annual report released on late last month, the ministry said sea levels around the country rose an average of 3.4mm (0.13 inches) a year from 1980 to 2020, up from the 2.6mm 30-year average in 2010.In the next 30 years, China’s coastal sea levels were expected to rise by 55-170mm, the report…

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