Sea Level Rise
Over 40% of Americans live and work in coastal areas.
Climate change through sea level rise will adversely affect many coastal communities.
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Sea level has risen by 6.5 inches since 1950. Nearly half of that has occurred in the last 20 years.
Climate experts predict approximately 10-12 percent of US homes in low-lying coastal regions are at risk of being underwater by 2100.
Sea level rise is accelerating.
1 inch every 8 years. That is the current rate of sea level rise, which is projected to accelerate due to ice melt, slowing circulation, sinking land, and an expanding ocean.