New Research on Rising Sea Levels
New research from Climate Central out today provides a thorough look into the risks posed by rising seas in the United States.
We've highlighted many cases of how residents of low-lying Islands are at risk due to sea-level rise, but this research helps paint the picture well in the country that is the highest per-capita contributor to climate change. Many 350 activists have called attention to rising sea levels in their communities--here are some of the good folks from 350 Tallahassee sending an alarm.
On May 5, we'll be gathering in the places already hit first and worst by climate impacts: The pine forests of Utah, the melted glaciers in Canada, the destryoed farmland in Somalia, to sound the alarm that these events are all connected. Stay tuned for how you can participate!
Here's a short excerpt from the article:
"About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming.
If the pace of the rise accelerates as much as expected, researchers found, coastal flooding at levels that were once exceedingly rare could become an every-few-years occurrence by the middle of this century."
The full New York Times article can be found here.