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IN Travel & Adventure ON 03 Nov, 2015
Recent news reports have claimed that the climatic change is definitely real. Temperatures are rising and ice caps are melting proving that some places won't be fit for human existence in about 100 years of time. It may seem like a far-off sci-fi movie, but greenhouse gases are seriously affecting the Earth's atmosphere leading to the planet's climate change. Here are some places on the Earth that won't be able to support human life and the reasons for it.
Although, the rate of the melting of the ice caps in Greenland cannot be predicted as of now, but New York Times recently published that there would be at least a 20 feet rise in the sea levels once Greenland melts.
It can be said that the Persian Gulf countries will rise to the temperatures of 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit making the condition extremely unsuitable for even the healthiest humans to survive.
Again, owing to the sea level rise after melting of the ice caps in places like Alaska, it may be deemed unfit for human survival. Along with rise in sea levels of that area, it would also affect the levels all over the globe.
Owing to the coastal rise in sea levels, Miami would be completely underwater by 2100 if the climatic conditions continue. Other cities like New York, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, San Diego and Boston are also under the risk of severe flooding after a few years.
Low lying islands and places are at a risk of being completely submerged if the planet goes warm with an additional 2 degrees.
According to the recent reports, 147 to 216 million people live in the regions that would be underwater by the end of the century if the climatic conditions deteriorate. These areas include Asia, including China, Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.
Climatic Central suggests that 40 percent of Netherlands would be exposed to the rick of being submerged and the rest of the Netherlands would have to utilize great technological assistance in order to keep the rising flood levels at bay.