Sea level rise a big issue for military in Hampton Roads, science says

Sea level rise a big issue for military in Hampton Roads, science says

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Norfolk Naval Base Piers, Norfolk Virginia. Photo source: ©© Missy Schhmidt

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The latest scientific conclusion echoes others: It’s likely that sea level rise will eventually swallow huge swaths of Hampton Roads’ military installations, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists in a report scheduled for release today…

Read Full Article, Pilot Online (07-27-2016)

Report: Peninsula bases in crosshairs of climate change, Daily Press (07-27-2016)
When Hurricane Isabel pummeled Hampton Roads with 5- to 8-foot waves in 2003, low-lying Langley Air Force Base in Hampton was largely underwater, sustaining more than $160 million in damage. Now, a new Union of Concerned Scientists report warns that Isabel was just a grim taste of things to come. That flooding and storm surge at Langley and other coastal military installations will only get worse — maybe a lot worse…

Study: Sea level rise poses threat to military bases in Bay, Bay Journal (07-27-2016)
A new Union of Concerned Scientists study evaluated the risks of climate-induced inundation at a sample of 18 military bases on the East and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Five are in the Bay’s tidal regions. Naval Station Norfolk, the largest such base in the world, faces not only rising seas but subsiding land. A nearby air and army installation, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, is also slowly sinking…

NASA’s Front Porch View of Rising Seas, NASA (09-12-2015)
For the past two centuries, two trends have been steady and clear around the United States. Sea level has been rising, and more people have been moving closer to the coast…

Rising Seas Threaten Everything from Wallops to Resorts, DelmarvaNow (03-21-2015)

Erosion Threatens Iconic NASA Launch Pads, USA Today, (06-20-2015)

Encroaching Tides, A Report By The Union of Concerned Scientists (10-08-2014)

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