COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Over Time, Nuisance Flooding Can Cost More Than Extreme, Infrequent Events
Description: Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. According to researchers, rising sea levels will cause these smaller events to become increasingly frequent in the future, and the cumulative effect will be comparable to extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy. [Source: University of California, Irvine]
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Source: University of California, Irvine
Publish Date: 2/21/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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