14 Mar '12, 3pm

Report Maps U.S. Risks from Rising Seas in Warming World

Report Maps U.S. Risks from Rising Seas in Warming World

Andrew C. Revkin Hurricane Ivan, which devastated the Louisiana coast in 2004, left a boat in a bank drive-in lane. Justin Gillis of The Times has summarized new research pointing to rising odds of costly coastal flooding coming from greenhouse heating of the planet. The nonprofit group Climate Central , which pursues a novel mix of original research and climate communication, is behind the new work, which is being published in the journal Environmental Research Letters . The group has produced a batch of maps and other resources building on the work. Here’s a line from the report summary: Rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges. For over two-thirds of the locations analyzed (and for 85% of sites outside the Gulf of Mexico), past and future global warming more than doubles the estimated odds of “century” or worse floods occurring wit...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/report-maps-...

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