Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Sea Level Rise

Would iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse be underwater now if it wasn’t moved 20 years ago?

Would iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse be underwater now if it wasn’t moved 20 years ago?

When experts decided in 1999 that the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse had to be moved to survive, Dare County officials sued to stop the risky relocation. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the colossal effort… has the encroaching Atlantic finally reached the spot where the lighthouse once stood?

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As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

Mumbai and other fast-growing coastal megacities in Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related flooding. Twenty-one of the world’s 31 megacities hug a coastline, 13 of which are in Asia. These cities of 10 million or more often drive their national economies and are home to both rich and poor.

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10 Beaches at risk of disappearing

10 Beaches at risk of disappearing

All over the world, beaches are in peril. Globally, climate change has seen sea levels rise about 8 inches since 1880. If we don’t make some sort of drastic change in our lifestyles, levels are projected to go up another one to four feet by 2100. Here’s what that means for our beloved beaches: erosion, cliff disintegration, flooding, saltwater infiltrating freshwater, and possibly, complete destruction.

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Sea level rise is already eroding home values, unbeknownst to their owners

Sea level rise is already eroding home values, unbeknownst to their owners

Three studies have found evidence that the threat of higher seas is also undermining coastal property values, as home buyers – particularly investors – begin the retreat to higher ground.

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When Salt Water Intrusion is Not Just a Threat But a Reality, Guyana

When Salt Water Intrusion is Not Just a Threat But a Reality, Guyana

Guyanese farmers have been reporting salt water intrusion for a number of years.

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Why sea level rise varies from place to place

Why sea level rise varies from place to place

In the 20th century, ocean levels rose by a global average of about 14 centimeters, mainly due to melting ice and warming waters. Some coastal areas saw more sea level rise than others. Here’s why.

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Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn

Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn

Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out.

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

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

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 new study.

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“A place in crisis”: Author documents life on disappearing Tangier Island

“A place in crisis”: Author documents life on disappearing Tangier Island

Tangier Island, which is home to about 450 people, is slowly disappearing due to sea level change and shoreline erosion.

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