Rising seas threaten U.S. coasts, reports say

Government urges planning for effects of global warming

Sea level rise and other changes fueled by global warming threaten roads, rail lines, ports, airports and other important infrastructure, according to new government reports, and policymakers and planners should be acting now to avoid or mitigate their effects.

While increased heat and "intense precipitation events" threaten these structures, the greatest and most immediate potential impact is coastal flooding, according to one of the reports, by ... Full Story »

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Topics: Global Warming, Oceania, Climate Change
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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Mar 12, 2008 - 3:18 PM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

Major infrastructure impacts are suggested by this study when the whole coastline faces questions of reinforcement or retreat. International impacts are not mentioned, but are obvious extentions of the overall impact.

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