US tidal floods will be ‘chronic’ in 15 yrs, study claims

Agence France-Presse: Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday. As shorelines are growing more populated, sea levels are swelling due to melting glaciers and polar ice sheets, putting more populations at risk, said a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Particularly dire consequences are expected along the US east coast and the Gulf Coast, the report warned. "Our......

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