Climate scientists agree that humanity is about to cause an equal or greater rise in sea level, but they have tended to assume that such a large increase would take centuries, at least. The new paper argues that it could happen far more rapidly, with the worst case being several feet of sea-level rise over the next 50 years, followed by increases so precipitous that they would force humanity to beat a hasty retreat from the coasts.
I really don’t know how to process news like this.
It’s depressing because I don’t know what I can do about it (save physically moving myself and my family to a city at a higher elevation). I want to do something but my options are limited.
At the same time I feel defeated knowing that no matter what people do the world is going to change.