The city of Venice, which spreads across 118 islands, has been building an elaborate network of seawalls to hold back the 2-millimeter increase in sea levels they've been witnessing. Other man-made monuments are in danger of being swallowed up by the ocean, too. After Superstorm Sandy, Liberty Island where New York's Statue of Liberty stands, was 75 percent under water and Ellis Island was completely submerged.
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Read More Rising Seas (via The New York Times)
"The low-lying islands of Kiribati, just a few feet above sea level, are on the front lines of climate change."
Plagued by sea-level rise, Kiribati buys land in Fiji (via Al-Jazeera)
"Pacific island nation estimates it will be completely submerged within 30 years, displacing more than 100,000 people."
Funafuti (via Wikipedia)
"Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located."