The Indian Ocean tsunami and sea level rise: Lessons to be learned

The tsunamis in the Indian Ocean reflect the issues States are going to face as sea levels rise. 80% of the Maldives are less than one meter above sea level, and if the sea rises 1.5 meters in Bangladesh 17 million people will be affected. The tsunamis that hit these places offer an opportunity’ for coastal areas on the Indian Ocean to redevelop their ocean defences against sea level rises. 

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