Major US, Global Cities Face Risk From Sea-Level Rises – Study

Major US, Global Cities Face Risk From Sea-Level Rises says a new study, report Alison Kemper and Roger Martin at the UK Guardian. Ben Straus of Climate Central has published a study showing that we are locking ourselves into ever faster sea level rise under global warming. Important global coastal cities, crucial to economic trade and prosperity, will be threatened with major flooding and inundation by 2100. “By the end of this century, if global climate emissions continue to increase, that may lock in 23 feet of sea-level rise,” notes Straus.

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Source
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/major-cities-sea-level-rises
http://assets.climatecentral.org/pdfs/Strauss-PNAS-2013-v2.pdf

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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