My husband asked me some time ago about how sea-level rise will affect us if we live in our house in Finland. I hadn't really given it a thought before so I googled a bit too see if I could find any map. I did find a global map at globalfloodmap.org.
According to the World Bank's recent report, we are in for a 4 degrees Celsius warming unless we change our ways. So 4 degrees would give us about half a meter or more of sea-level rise. The map gives an 18 inches rise when you go to the page which is almost half a meter so that's pretty correct I guess for a 4 degrees warmer planet. Surprisingly, our nearest town, Lovisa, will be one of the few cities in Finland affected with about half of the people losing their homes, but we should be unaffected just a bit North from there. If you are interested about your own home-town you can go the the Flood map yourself and check, I found there was most coastal cities on the map.
However, before you jump-for-joy for being safe on the floodmap and consider climate change doesn't concern you, a 4 degrees warmer world brings still a whole lot of other challenges with it, some places will be too dry to live or grow food in and others too wet. Additionally, the "safe places" might have to deal with some climate change emigrants, looking for habitable places to live.
So let's do the best we can to stay under 2 degrees, ok!? We can all do something to decrease our climate impact!