Scientists Blame Global Warming for China’s Rising Sea Levels

China’s State Oceanic Administration has warned that the sea level along the Chinese coast has risen to levels not seen since 1980 after rising 33 mm higher than it was in 2015. Members of the organization have said the coast is rising by an average of 3.22 mm per year. The culprit, they believe, is global warming.

And it is not good news for 24 million people barely above sea level.

In 2015, a non-profit organization also analyzing climate science blamed global warming for rising sea levels. One of its studies claimed  parts of Shanghai could be submerged if the global average temperature rises by just 4 degrees Celsius.

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Editor-in-Chief Andrew Burke is a lifelong aficionado of all things Chinese. He studied Mandarin while living in Taiwan for six years and now works as a digitization specialist at the Yenching Library, which specializes in Asian books and documents, at Harvard University where he also studies topics related to China, Chinese, Asia and foreign affairs.