These suburbs of Australia could be underwater in just decades.
Major cities and crucial pieces of infrastructure, such as Sydney airport, could be underwater in just decades.
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A newly developed map made available on the website Coastal Risk Australia, based on data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) in the US, shows places like Port Melbourne, Sydney’s Double Bay, the Gold Coast, Cairns and Byron Bay, are at risk of becoming uninhabitable in a matter of decades.
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In a new report, NOAA projected the global sea level to rise by two metres by the year 2100, if greenhouse gas emissions continue at current levels.
Around 85 per cent of Australia’s population live near the coast.