Ahead of COP26 on the climate, a new study and simulations revealing the impact of rising sea levels in France. It would threaten at least 500 million people around the world.
If the temperature increases by 4 ° C, Bordelais (Gironde) would experience a rise in water levels in the cathedral district, according to a new study. In Anglet (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), some sectors could completely disappear under water in several decades if the average temperature of 2 ° C only, like the Cavaliers district.
These projections were made by scientists to better show the extent of global warming. These are scenarios that make residents of areas affected by a potential rise in water reflect. “It inspires a certain concern for the generations to come (…) if there is something to do, it is now “, estimates a resident of Anglet. According to the researchers, even if humanity manages to limit to 1.5 ° C global warming, 500 million people will still live in a flooded city. Asia will be the hardest hit continent.