July 19, 2018 from Popular Science Magazine, story by Lexi Krupp
Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than you think
Connectivity issues could get much worse
Snaking beneath roads and strung across oceans, hundreds of thousands of miles of cables and their connections make up the backbone of the internet. 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 under water.