If you’re considering buying a home on the beach in a low-lying area of the east coast, don’t.
According to a new report from the USGS, sea level is rising on the east coast faster than anywhere else in the world.
A new U.S. Geological Survey report published Sunday says that rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along parts of the U.S. east coast than they are globally.
“Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the 600-mile stretch of coastal zone from Cape Hatteras, N.C. to north of Boston, Mass. — coined a “hotspot” by scientists — has increased 2 – 3.7 millimeters per year; the global increase over the same period was 0.6 – 1.0 millimeter per year,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a news release. “Based on data and analyses included in the report, if global temperatures continue to rise, rates of sea level rise in this area are expected to continue increasing.”
Among other things, the USGS said, the sea level rise will make coastal cities more vulnerable to flooding.
The obvious solution is to outlaw the use of the phrase “sea-level rise.” You know, because that’s liberal terminology and if we stop the liberals from saying it then it won’t happen.