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.