Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study
WASHINGTON: Cities like New York, Boston and Miami can cope with chronic floods in the coming decades, warn scientists have discovered that rising sea levels due to climate change could lose their 60% of homes in coastal communities Of the country for the year 2100.
Scientists have made a list of United States cities that should not exceed 20, 50 or 80 following because of sea level rise.
If sea-level predictions are accurate, places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami are facing a bleak future, according to researchers at the Union of Scientists – a nonprofit profit-making organization in the United States United.
They published a report that shows that cities will be flooded with water, meaning that they will be flooded at least 26 times a year – the equivalent of a flood every two weeks.
“Between 165 and 180 communities chronically flooded over the next 15 to 20 years, from 270 to 360 in some 40 years, according to the rate of sea-level rise and 490 at the end of the century with a moderate scenario raising the level of Sea, “said Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior climate analyst at UCS.
“With a rising sea level rise, this number is about 670, about half of all seaside communities on the 48,” CNN Spanger-Siegfried told CNN.
Cities to be flooded in 2035 include locations along the Jersey coast and parts of North Carolina, South Louisiana and neighboring regions, known to be vulnerable for years.
By 2060, the list extends to hundreds of coastal communities, large and small cities such as Galveston, Texas; Sanibel Island, Florida; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Ocean City, Maryland; And many cities along the coast of Jersey.
By the end of the century, more than 50 cities with populations of more than 100,000 people could be affected, 60% of coastal communities.
Cities like Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and will take into account four of the five boroughs of New York as flooded.
Although the west coast seems to be affected by the flood in the coming decades, places like San Francisco and Los Angeles will be on the list before 9PM.