Sea level rise threatens U.S. historic sites

Posted In Inform, Sea Level Rise
Apr
13

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Dare County, North Carolina. Photo source: ©© NCDOTcommunications

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Many of the most threatened sites in North America lie along the East Coast between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world…

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“Why Americans Are Flocking To Their Sinking Shores Even As The Risks Mount – PART II: Against The tide,” From the: “Water’s Edge: the Crisis Of Rising Sea Levels – PART II,” A Report By Reuters

Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities: Costly Projections, Science Daily (08-19-2013)
Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than nine-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050…

Too Big to Flood? Megacities Face Future of Major Storm Risk, Yale e 360 (Uploaded 0n 01-13-2013)
As economic activity and populations continue to expand in coastal urban areas, particularly in Asia, hundreds of trillions of dollars of infrastructure, industrial and office buildings, and homes are increasingly at risk from intensifying storms and rising sea levels…

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