Climate change map: Much of coastal U.S. under
water by 2100, estimates show
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President Donald Trump said he expects to withdraw the United
States from the Paris climate accord — a 2015 agreement among nearly 200
nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.
parts of the United States are as vulnerable to rising sea levels as South
Florida. And while the causes of climate change — and how it might be affecting
sea levels — continue to be a political flashpoint nationally, it’s been hard
for this part of the country to ignore the effects.
on the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s most recent
projections, worst-case estimates call for a 2-foot sea level rise by 2060 and
more than 6 feet by 2100.
dire predictions have moved beyond theoretical in recent years as tidewaters
have been rising higher and into more neighborhoods from the Keys to Palm Beach
County. But it’s not just here: NOAA’s predictions show many low-level portions
of the country under water.
the nation-wide map to explore NOAA’s projections for sea level rises at 2 and
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