About 80% of the world’s population lives within 500 miles of an ocean. About 40% of the world’s population lives just 60 miles from the ocean. 10% of the world’s population lives by the coast in areas that are no more than 10 meters above sea level.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living near the ocean?
|Stunning view||Sand in the house|
|Fresher air||Too many tourists|
|Healthier lifestyle||High maintenance cost|
|Higher resale value||Unpredictable weather|
What are some of the natural dangers that people living near the ocean could face?
People who live near the ocean are at risk of many dangers. Some of the natural dangers that people living near the ocean could face are hurricanes, tsunamis, and flooding. While flooding can affect pretty much any country, Tsunamis affect countries near underwater tectonic plates, such as Japan, and hurricanes tend to affect countries in the tropics, such as Caribbean countries.