I live in Brazil, around 200 km from the nearest coast.
I'm looking to move to Rio de Janeiro (a coastal city) to study at the Federal University of Rio, which is basically on an island (Ilha do Fundão). It's not an elevated place, just a common coastal site. It is an area of almost no seismic activity, and not a spot with a hurricane history.
I'd be there for at least 5 years to complete my degree. But I've never lived in a coastal city and have heard there's concern of changes that could be dangerous.
Among the things I'm worried about: is the sea level rising... and is it going to happen rapidly? Is it so much that I could drown while I'm at a class or something?
Even if it doesn't happen quickly, could the University be destroyed and make me unable to finish my courses?
What are the predictions for the next 5 years? Are the expected changes ones that should make me reconsider my plans to move there there for that time period?