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Sea-surges by Zip Code

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, May 13, 2014/Categories: natural history, sustainability, environment, climate change

If you live near the ocean, it might have interest in what a changing sea level could mean to your coastal zone.

Climate Central
has produced an interactive map that indicates how rising sea levels might affect your area simply putting in your zip code. Surging Seas illustrates what the USA could look like with an ocean that is 10 feet higher. The transformed map would lose 28,800 square miles of land, home today to 12.3 million people.

Surging Seas Interactive Map from Climate Central

After you've run the Climate Central sea level model, you might wish to ask what your local officials are doing to build-in resilience for the future storms that will surely come.



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