February 15, 2011
Rising Seas Will Affect Major U.S. Coastal Cities by 2100
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Rising sea levels could threaten an average of 9 percent of the land within 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100, according to new research led by University of Arizona scientists.
The Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts will be particularly hard hit. Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Fla., and Virginia Beach, Va. could lose more than 10 percent of their land area by 2100.
TAGGED: cities, United States, global warming, rising sea levels