HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

If You Live On or Near the Coast, You’re Gonna Get Wet

Where do you live? If you live on or near the coast, you’re gonna get wet.

A study just published by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that already 90 cities, mostly in Louisiana and Maryland, are inundated, which is defined as a non-wetland area subject to flooding 26 or more times a year. Within the next 15-20 years (2032-2037), that number will rise to 165-180 cities, mostly in New Jersey, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Within 40 years (2057), 270-360 cities will face disruptive high tides and flooding that make conducting business as usual impossible. By the end of the century, using a moderate scenario for sea level rise, 490 cities will be inundated, more than 50 of which will have 100,000 people or more. That list includes Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and four of New York City’s five boroughs. price reduced waterfront


If the world can keep the global temperature rise to 1.5°C-2°C by 2100, between 200 and 380 coastal cities would be spared utter devastation. Cities will have to plan and act to prevent or mitigate the flooding, as will residents, businesses, and public institutions. Also, concerted government action is a must; setting policies and providing resources.

Watch the CNN video here  for CNN’s report: “Higher seas to flood dozens of US cities, study says; is yours one of them?’

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


More Posts Like This


SCOTUS Poised to Handcuff the EPA

In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


My take on Climate Change By A City Tech Blogger

  In the recent decade, I personally observed that temperatures started to get warmer and the winter season isn’t as cold as it once was. There have usual changes in temperature such as temperatures normally near zero degrees in the wintertime being in the twenties and thirties. In


Climate Change Effects in NYC by City Tech Blogger Orel Jeffrey

New York City is one of the most resourceful cities in the United States. Since the 1970s, the effects of climate change have become more apparent.  Warmer temperatures, rising sea levels and more snow and rain are a few of the effects experienced. While a number of investments

Take action in the fight against climate change