Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet
sean at donelan.com
Mon Jul 23 01:01:12 UTC 2018
Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than you
Despite its magnitude, this network is increasingly vulnerable to sea
levels inching their way higher, according to research presented at an
academic conference in Montreal this week. The findings estimate that
within 15 years, thousands of miles of what should be land-bound cables in
the United States will be submerged underwater.
“Most of the climate change-related impacts are going to happen very
soon,” says Paul Barford, a computer scientist at the University of
Wisconsin and lead author of the paper.
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