Dublin is on the list of cities in the world that will be the first under water


Dublin has been included in a list of global cities that will suffer first from sea level rise.

In total, more than 226 million people live in these 36 cities, with these places already regularly affected by floods and rising sea levels.

The study also shows which areas of Dublin and other major cities would be under water if sea levels rose by 1.5 meters and the temperature rose by 3 degrees.

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Dublin ranks 23rd on the list, ahead of Honolulu and behind New Orleans.

In Dublin, the main tourist attractions that will be heavily affected by sea level rise are North Bull Island, Great South Wall and the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum.

Other areas of Dublin that would be heavily affected by sea level rise include large areas of Ringsend and Sandymount on the south side and affected Portmarnock, Howth and Malahide on the north side of the Liffey.

A sea level rise of 1.5 meters is likely to occur over the next 80 years, according to TheSwiftest.com.

But if greenhouse gas emissions don’t come down, sea levels could rise by as much as 2.5 meters by 2100.

If this sea level rise were to occur, North Bull Island would be almost entirely underwater while the Ringsend at Sandymount would also be almost entirely flooded.

The research used the Euromonitor tool to identify “36 of the world’s most visited cities that will be affected by sea level rise”.

They then ranked the 36 cities by population that will experience the greatest level of displacement with more than 226 million people directly affected by sea level rise in the coming years.

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