Nuisance Flooding Just the Beginning says NOAA

July 30, 2014 3:10 AM

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According to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, so called “nuisance flooding” is going to be one of the most immediate threats posed by climate change in the US. More so than air pollution, but closely related.

The reports lead author, William Sweet, says that “Flooding now occurs with high tides in many locations due to climate-related sea level rise, land subsidence and the loss of natural barriers.” The small flood pose an economic threat, as they damage buildings and streets as well as shut down traffi...

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