Thursday, March 15, 2012

Surging Seas Report and Website

According to a new report, Surging Seas, released by Climate Central, by 2030 many coastal locations are likely to sea waters rise at least 4 feet above the local high-tide level and by 2050 rise above the 5 feet level due to global warming. The report generates "local and national estimates of the land, housing and population in vulnerable low-lying areas, and associate(s) this information with flood risk timelines." Its accompanying Surging Seas website "includes a searchable, interactive online map that zooms down to neighborhood level, and shows risk zones and statistics for 3,000 coastal towns, cities, counties and states affected up to 10 feet above the high tide line."