Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.

Posted In Erosion, News, Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise, Topsail beach, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of © Denis Delestrac


About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research.

If the pace of the rise accelerates as much as expected, researchers found, coastal flooding at levels that were once exceedingly rare could become an every-few-years occurrence by the middle of this century…

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