29 Apr '12, 1pm

Rising tide: Norfolk, Va., struggles on the front lines of sea-level rise [VIDEO]

Rising tide: Norfolk, Va., struggles on the front lines of sea-level rise [VIDEO]

Norfolk, Va. (Photo by Sharon.) When the presidential candidates talk about the long-term economic security of the U.S., they often talk about the national debt, the viability of Medicare and Social Security, and the rise of China. But there’s another issue that could have major implications for the nation’s economy, and it’s barely mentioned at all: the soaring costs America might face in generations to come from climate change . More specifically, the very damaging and very costly effects of sea-level rise . According to recent research put out by Climate Central , close to 4 million Americans now live in coastal communities that could see increased flooding caused by sea-level rise. The kind of flooding that was once considered extremely rare could happen more and more often, with devastating economic consequences. The city of Norfolk, Va., is getting an early look at w...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/rising-tide-norfolk-va-st...

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