American scientists say that by 2050 the sea level next to the coastal areas will increase by 10-20 cm. Because of this, floods in the equatorial and tropical coastal zones will be twice as much as today. They also named regions and cities that would suffer more than others.
The heaviest will be cities such as Mumbai and Cochin in India, and Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. For catastrophic consequences, a rise in sea level is only 5 cm above sea level. Vancouver in Canada, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles in the USA, and all the cities of the Atlantic coast of Europe also fall into the danger zone. Conclusions the experts made, based on the theory of extreme values, applied to the available data on the rates of sea level rise and the frequency of floods in various parts of the earth.