Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

December 19, 2014 3:06 AM

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Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

SAN FRANCISCO — Soggy times are coming for cities along both U.S. coasts and they’ll be here much quicker than previously thought. By mid-century, sea level rise is set to make floods a monthly occurrence in more than two dozen major cities, and in some of those cities, it could become a daily occurrence by the 2070s.

The watery findings come from a new study published Thursday and presented at the American Geophysical Union meeting. It builds on findings earlier this year from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists that show sea level rise tipping points are just a few decades away for...

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