Extreme sea level events will become 100 times more frequent by 2100 across many parts of the world as a result of rising global temperatures, a new study has warned. Scientists predict the phenomenon, which is caused by a combination of tide, waves and storm surge, will move from being a once-in-a-century event to an annual occurrence. Coastal areas in lower latitudes will be particularly vulnerable to this change, they added. The regions which will be hardest hit include the southern hemisphere, the Arabian peninsula and the southern part of North America’s Pacific coast, while locations on Asia’s Pacific shoreline will be less badly affected.
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