Cost of Coastal Flooding in Europe Could Reach $1 Trillion Annually by 2100

Etretat, Normandy, France. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Without additional climate change adaptation measures, the annual cost of damage from coastal flooding in Europe could jump from $1.4 billion today to as much as $1 trillion by the end of the century due largely to rising sea levels, according to a new analysis published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

These coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people in Europe annually by 2100, compared to 102,000 today…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (08-13-2018)

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century; Science Daily (08-13-2018)

The only answer to rising seas is to retreat; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Keith C. Pilkey; The News & Observer (10-18-2017)
Except for the timing, there is no controversy among scientists regarding sea level rise. Defending the coast and holding the shoreline in place ultimately will be futile. With a three-foot or a six-foot sea level rise, we will retreat, probably beginning within the next 50 years…