We’ve talked about global climate heating and how Malaysia will face unprecedented climate changes within the next 30 years.
Now, Malaysian-based research firm Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS) has run a digital simulation of how that would affect the country in concrete terms.
The results are worrying. Cent-GPS shows that 9 major states will be affected and have parts of land below sea level by 2050.
5. Negeri Sembilan
The rising sea levels also means that Malaysian shores will shrink.
Rising sea levels are a huge concern globally, which happens as the much hotter climate causes glaciers to melt, the oceans expand, and ice sheets to lose ice.
This is only part of the impact that the climate crisis will have on the country.
As of now, researchers are still trying to map out the full effects of climate change, but we Malaysians should stay alert and work towards a sustainable environment regardless.
See the full Twitter thread by Cent-GPS below.
Kajian baru menunjukkan bandar2 utama di 🇲🇾 akn berada di bawah paras air laut menjelang tahun 2050— Centre for Governance and Political Studies (@CentGPS) November 6, 2019
Negeri2 yg terjejas:
Kajian ini menggunakan model CoastalDEM, pengukuran yg lebih tepat#SeminitJe pic.twitter.com/tsRsrxkMLW