While sea level rises, coastal areas turn into lagoons and swamps, river floods have larger impacts, the effects of storms, coastal erosion and tsunami are amplified.
If sea level will keep rising in just a few years several small low lying islands and coastal plains will be flooded.
In some countries people are already forced to move away from their homes relocating to inner areas.
In the Mediterranean, the Venice lagoon and the Basento mouth in Italy, the Ebre delta in Spain, the Rhone delta in France, the Nile delta in Egypt, and the Chalastra coastal plain in Greece, are among the most exposed areas to flooding hazard and make up for more than 1 Million of people at risk. They are now experiencing the effects of floods driven by storms; in the next future, their land will be likely permanently flooded.