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Global Warming and Coastal Flooding by CityTech Blogger Branden Harris

From what I’ve read about global warning’s effect on coastal flooding I am concerned about what the future holds. As of right now the seas are rising by about an inch per decade. If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t controlled, global seas could rise by 10 inches to 2.5 feet, on average. The higher the sea level rises the more severe coastal flooding will be during storms. I also read that 1-in-100 year flooding events today could happen once a decade by mid-century, and every few years to annually by the end of the century. This all depends on emissions levels. But from the way it’s looking, our emission levels need to be checked as soon as possible or issues like these are more likely to occur in the future.

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