Gallery: New Report Finds 3.7 Million U.S. Residents at Risk from Risin...

 

A new report from Climate Central presents troubling data to suggest that rising sea levels, a result of global warning, could cause significant areas of the U.S. coastline to be flooded by the end of the century. The report, “Surging Seas: Sea level rise, storms & global warming: a threat to the US Coast” highlights risks posed to Florida and Louisiana, and found that California, New York and New Jersey are also particularly vulnerable to rising tides. Noting that “Global warming has raised sea level about 8 inches since 1880,” the report’s authors found that scientists expect the seas to rise another 20-80 inches by 2100, dependent on the rate that climate change progresses.

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  1. caeman March 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Time to move. It is only the hubris of man that dictates that the Earth change for us, rather than adapting to what Earth gives us and move around it.

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