83cm might not seem a great distance – a healthy pace, the width of a desk or the height of a table - but when it relates to a rise in global sea levels, its enormity is almost beyond comprehension.
But that is what the UK National Oceanography Centre predicts the level of the ocean will rise by in 99 years’ time. If it does, islands will disappear, huge tracts of land will be submerged and millions of people will be displaced.
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