I guess Obama is going to regret spending $14 million on that oceanfront mansion. I'll start worrying about sea level rise when I see his property on the market at fire sale prices.
"Projected" Who's projecting? Long term projections have sold a lot of snake oil."Because the land beneath Oregon has been rising faster than the ocean, there hasn’t been any major sea level rise off the state’s coast in recent history."
"However, sea levels are projected to rise 6 inches in the next 16 years due to faster rates of ice melt and increased thermal expansion."
Sea levels around Oregon are projected to rise as much as 6 inches in the next 16 years, mainly due to ice melt and thermal expansion. El Niño can worsen weather events and increase flooding, which is already a threat to communities. The state will need to work towards finding solutions to sea...sealevelrise.org
Sorry, I chose to omit the footnote citations from my quoted text. If you clicked through to the link, the specific answer to your question is "The US Army Corps of Engineers.""Projected" Who's projecting? Long term projections have sold a lot of snake oil.
British economist John Kenneth Galbraith, when asked about the economy in the long run famously replied, "In the long run, we're all dead."
How do I sign up to get a shark when the beachfront owners want to rehome them?Has anybody noticed the sea level rise on the Oregon or Washington coastline?
Supposedly it is rising by 1.25 inches every decade or an 1/8th of an inch per year. Surely (and don't call me Shirley) somebody has been negatively impacted already? Highways permanently flooded? Great Whites taking up residence in your living room? Are you having to tie your boat off on the chimney? Last year when I visited the coastline it looked the same as it did 40 years ago.