After the warm reception of the elevation span graph we made a couple of days ago, here is another epic chart displaying the number of people who would need to relocate if the sea levels rose by 5 meters. Projections put this happening in a couple of hundred years, meaning it is real and valid threat.
The first thing that can clearly be seen on the chart is that China would have the most people in trouble. A little over 91 million people would have to relocate. To put this into perspective, that’s more than the total population of Germany.
The Netherlands has the highest percentage of its total population living under 5 meters elevation, with over 58%. Considering it has a pretty flat terrain and a lot of land reclaimed from the sea, it’s doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
Most landlocked countries would be safe in such a situation (For example: Ethiopia or Hungary).
All data is from the World Bank. The percentage data and population data has been merged into one dataset as seen above.
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