This infographic by Vouchercloud details some of the perils facing mankind and thousands of species as a result of melting icecaps and rising oceans. The greatest influence on the current increase in ocean volume is not the melting of ice caps, but the increase in ocean temperature. With over 50% of the world’s population living in coastal areas the Red Cross estimates that inland communities will be set to receive 200 million environmental refugees by 2050. Read on for a closer look.

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