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Category: Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise has already sunk Carolinas beach property values — by $1.6 billion, study finds

Sea level rise has already sunk Carolinas beach property values — by $1.6 billion, study finds

Sea levels are rising and the southeast has already lost billions in property value, a recent study shows. Scientists have found $7.4 billion was lost in home values across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Florida because of sea level rise flooding from 2005 to 2017.

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Study Finds Link Between River Outflow and Coastal Sea Level

Study Finds Link Between River Outflow and Coastal Sea Level

Sea levels in coastal areas can be affected by a number of factors: tides, winds, waves, and even barometric pressure all play a role in the ebb and flow of the ocean. For the first time, however, a new study has shown that river outflow could play a role in sea level change as well.

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The sinking state

The sinking state

This is what happens when climate change forces an entire country to seek higher ground.

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Coastal homes could see flood insurance premium going up again, and that’s only the beginning

Coastal homes could see flood insurance premium going up again, and that’s only the beginning

FEMA is looking into switching to risk-based pricing in 2020, which would end the subsidies most coastal communities enjoy on their flood insurance premiums and show the true dollar cost of living in areas repeatedly pounded by hurricanes and drenched with floods.

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Coastal residents need to set aside money now to cope with future flooding

Coastal residents need to set aside money now to cope with future flooding

Sea-level rise is a national economic insecurity. According to the National Ocean Service, 39 percent of the U.S. population in 2010 lived in counties that are on shorelines.

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Surrendering to rising seas

Surrendering to rising seas

Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat

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How Rising Seas Could Threaten the Internet

How Rising Seas Could Threaten the Internet

Climate change poses a serious threat to the United States’ internet infrastructure, with more than 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable expected to be under water within 15 years from just 1 foot of sea level rise, according to a new analysis.

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Sea Level Rise Could Double Erosion Rates of Southern California Coastal Cliffs

Sea Level Rise Could Double Erosion Rates of Southern California Coastal Cliffs

Coastal cliffs from Santa Barbara to San Diego might crumble at more than twice the historical rate by the year 2100 as sea levels rise. U.S. Geological Survey scientists combined several computer models for the first time to forecast cliff erosion along the Southern California coast.

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Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars

Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars

We’ll need to mitigate and adapt to global warming to avoid massive costs from sea level rise.

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