Research Warns That Sea Levels Are Rising To Dangerous Levels

December 22, 2014 4:22 AM

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Research Warns That Sea Levels Are Rising To Dangerous Levels

New research warns that coastal cities like Washington D.C. could be at great risk for severe flooding over the rest of this century. In fact, sea levels rise in Washington D.C.—and Wilmington North Carolina—have already passed what experts call the “tipping point”. Furthermore other East coast cities can now expect to reach the point where they could experience at least 30 days of “nuisance-level flooding,” every year by 2050.

Lead study author oceanographer William Street says, “Coastal communities are beginning to experience sunny-day nuisance or urban flood, much more so than in decades past. This is due to sea level rise. Unfortunately, once impacts are noticed, they will become commonplace rather quickly. We find tha...

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