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Half of world’s sandy beaches could disappear due to sea level rise by 2100

March 2, 2020 by Simon Boxall and Abiy S. Kebede The Conversation
Up to half of the world’s sandy beaches are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century if no action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions. That’s according to a new study, published in Nature Climate Change. Even assuming a better outcome for action on climate change, where global emissions peak around 2040, well over one-third (37%) of the world’s beaches would be lost by 2100.