Impacts Of Sea Level Rise By 2050
"Between 43,900 and 65,300 residential buildings, with a current value of between $14 billion and $20 billion may be at risk of inundation from a sea level rise of 1.1 metres. A 1.1 metre sea level rise will also put at risk up to 4,800 km of NSW roads, up to 320 km of NSW railways, and up to 1200 commercial buildings. These assets have an estimated value of up to $10.4 billion, $1.3 billion and $9 billion respectively". Those are worrying words from the Australian Department of Environment & Energy. According to NASA, global sea levels increased by 1.7 millimetres per year over the 20th century.