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Sea Level Rise is no Joke by City-Tech Blogger Travis Ngo

The article “Sea Level Rise: Risk And Resilience in Coastal Cities” tells us about the rise in sea levels globally and talks about solutions that might help reduce the risk on coastal cities. Sea levels have increased by 3 inches globally in the past 20 years and increases at an average of 1/8 inch each year. The reasons for this increase is because of melting land ice which is caused by climate change. Several American coastal cities have begun plans to reduce the effects of sea level rise. Some actions were taken to minimize the risk of flooding, like reinforcing beaches, build bulkheads, and protect sand dunes that act as natural barriers. As well as enact rock breakwaters offshore to attenuate waves associated with storms, and erect storm walls and levees in areas that are particularly vulnerable to storm surge. The United States is coming up with ways to protect cities that are near the coast and to reduce the risk of flooding. This is an interesting topic in my opinion because I live in a coastal city and I had no idea that we are at risk because of the potential damage flooding can do here in my city. Sea Level Rise is no joke and I am glad that the city is trying to do something to protect its people from flooding.

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