COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment
Description: More than 8 million people live in areas at risk of coastal flooding. Along the U.S. Atlantic Coast alone, almost 60 percent of the land that is within a meter of sea level is planned for further development. Many of the nation's assets related to military readiness, energy, commerce, and ecosystems that support resource-dependent economies are already located at or near the ocean, thus exposing them to risks associated with sea level rise. These are some of the findings presented in this new report. [Source: Climate Program Office (NOAA)]
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Source: Climate Program Office (NOAA)
Publish Date: 12/6/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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