Half of world’s sandy beaches at risk from climate change
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Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, used satellite images to track the way beaches have changed over the past 30 years and simulated how global warming might affect them in the future. “What we find is that by the end of the century, around half of the beaches in the world will experience erosion that is more than 100 meters,” said Michalis Vousdoukas. “It’s likely that they will be lost.”
Half of world’s sandy beaches at risk from climate change. (2020, March 8). Business Mirror, p. A5.
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