20 Jul '17, 2pm

New Interactive Map Highlights Effects of Sea Level Rise

New Interactive Map Highlights Effects of Sea Level Rise

Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report showing sea level rise could bring disruptive levels of flooding to nearly 670 coastal communities in the U.S. by the end of the century. Along with the report, UCS published an interactive map tool that lets you explore when and where chronic flooding–defined as 26 floods per year or more–will force communities to make hard choices. It also highlights the importance of acting quickly to curtail our carbon emissions and using the coming years wisely. Here are a few ways to use this tool: 1. Explore the expansion of chronically inundated areas. Sea level rise will expand the zone that floods 26 times per year or more. Within the "Chronic Inundation Area " tab, you can see how that zone expands over time for any coastal area in the lower 48 and for two different sea level rise scenarios (moderate and fast). Explo...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/sea-level-rise-2462029837.html

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