Coastal Flooding ‘May Cost $100,000 BillionYearly By 2100′

Coastal Flooding ‘May Cost $100,000 BillionYearly By 2100′ says a new study, reports Tim Radford at Climate News Network. Up to 600 million people could be hit by coastal flooding by then under business as usual. Researchers have compiled, for the first time, global simulation results on future flood damage to buildings and infrastructure on the world’s coastal flood plains.They expect drastic increases in economic damage because as sea levels rise, so will population and investment: there will be more people with more to lose.  Investing tens of billions yearly is needed to prevent truly astronomical costs.

 

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http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2014/02/coastal-flooding-may-cost-100000-bn-a-year-by-2100/

http://insideclimatenews.org/content/report-describes-unfathomable-cost-inaction-rising-seas

 

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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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