Report Concludes Coastal U.S. Communities in Danger of Daily Flooding by 2045

October 10, 2014 10:53 AM

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Report Concludes Coastal U.S. Communities in Danger of Daily Flooding by 2045

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a 63-page report, “Encroaching Tides,” Tuesday claiming in the abstract that “Tidal flooding, driven by sea level rise, will dramatically increase in U.S. East and Gulf Coast communities over the next 30 years.”

The report draws this conclusion from a variety of different pieces of evidence. The first is the world’s rising sea levels caused by glaciers melting due to global warming. They show, using tide gauge data, a drastic increase in levels surrounding the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, which would lead to ...

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