Today’s storm surge is tomorrow’s high tide, new report predicts

Posted In News, Sea Level Rise
Mar
7

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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For the second time in just five days, the Northeast is facing a major coastal storm, or nor’easter, which is pushing ocean water over storm walls and into the streets of many coastal cities.

The flooding comes as a major report released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration highlights a growing threat facing coastal communities in all parts of the United States…

Read Full Article; CNN (03-07-2018)

STUDY: “Patterns and projections of high tide flooding along the US coastline using common impact threshold;” By NOAA (February 2018)

Powerful winter storms show damage high tides with sea level rise can do; Inside Climate News (03-05-2018)

In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally; USGS (05-18-2017)
The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released in “Scientific Reports.”…

When rising seas transform risk into certainty; The New York Times (04-18-2017)
Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down…

How rising seas and coastal storms drowned the U.S. flood insurance program, Yale E360 (04-19-2017)
Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater…

Sea Level Rise Will Reshape U.S. Population In All 50 States; Yale E360 (04-19-2017)
Sea level rise could cause mass migrations that will affect not just the United States’ East Coast, but reshape communities deep in the heart of the country, according to new research…

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating; NASA (02-13-2018)
Global sea level rise is accelerating incrementally over time rather than increasing at a steady rate, as previously thought, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data…

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