Suncoast vulnerable to rising seas

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:11 am | Updated: 6:00 pm, Tue Jul 30, 2013.

SARASOTA, FL - A new scientific study says that 316 U.S. coastal cities will be underwater unless there is a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences also claims that rising sea levels could threaten more than 1,400 cities. No state will feel the effects more than Florida.

ABC 7 Reporter Bobeth Yates is breaking down the study, and looking at what might need to be done here on the Suncoast as the water rises.

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1 comment:

  • JSB posted at 10:26 pm on Fri, Aug 9, 2013.

    JSB Posts: 1

    With tongue in check I say that a rising Gulf would be great for my property values as the mega mansions on Sarasota Bay would crumble and make way for my home three blocks from the bay.
    However, that just isn't going to happen in my lifetime. Climate change and rising seas have been debunked.
    Even the British courts have recognized that "AlGoreThink" is full of holes:



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