Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate (2018)

Hundreds of thousands of homes are at risk of chronic flooding due to sea level rise over the coming decades. The implications for coastal residents, communities, and the economy are profound.  Union of Concerned Scientists ) DOWNLOAD Full report Technical backgrounderInsights from market expertsComplete data by stateComplete data by communityComplete data by ZIP Code Información disponible en español Explore interactive maps of …

At current temps, Earth risks a sea level rise of 20-30 feet: A vast area of Antarctica retreated when Earth’s temperatures weren’t much warmer than they are now

A flotilla of tabular icebergs adrift in the Southern Ocean, near the outlet of the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica. (Christina Riesselman) By Chris Mooney Washington Post, September 20, 2018 Temperatures not much warmer than the planet is experiencing now were sufficient to melt a major part of the East Antarctic ice sheet in Earth’s past, scientists reported Wednesday, including during one era …

This is what Earth will look like if we melt all the ice

Chris Tackett ChrisTackett  November 5, 2013 Screen capture Rising Seas Interactive Map National Geographic has a good, but disturbing, interactive map showing what 216 feet of sea level rise will do to coastlines around the world. The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it …

By century end, 2.5 million homes and businesses near the coasts will be at risk of flooding on a regular basis, 26 times a year or more

By ED LEEFELDT MONEYWATCH June 25, 2018, Rising sea levels may create “tipping points” for seaside towns After Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey in 2012, singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen lamented that “the Jersey shore has always been a special place where if you had a few bucks you could own a beach house.” As shoreline communities from the San Francisco Bay to Miami Beach encounter ever higher-reaching …

A trillion in US real estate threatened by sea level rise this century, and over 300,000 homes in the next 25 years

By Oliver Milman in New York, The Guardian 18 June 2018: Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study: Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years The UCS used federal data from a high sea level rise scenario projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and …

Coastal housing values beginning to be influenced by sea level rise

June 22nd, 2018 by Jake Richardson, Clean Technica Single-family homes near sea level in Miami-Dade County are increasing in value at a slower rate than ones at elevation, according to a new research study published in Environmental Research Letters. Titled Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida, the study was conducted by Jesse M Keenan, Thomas Hill, and Anurag Gumber. “This …

The Fighting Has Begun Over Who Owns Land Drowned by Climate Change: America’s coastal cities are preparing for legal battles over real estate that slips into the ocean

Houses along the flood zone in Dauphin Island, Ala. PHOTOGRAPHER: NICOLE CRAINE/BLOOMBERG By Christopher Flavelle, April 25, 2018, Bloomberg One April morning in 2016, Daryl Carpenter, a charter boat captain out of Grand Isle, La., took some clients to catch redfish on a marsh pond that didn’t use to exist. Coastal erosion and rising seas are submerging a football field’s worth of Louisiana land …

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say By Damian Carrington, Environment editor, Guardian Fri 13 Apr 2018   Other research this week showed that Greenland’s massive ice cap is melting at the fastest rate for at least 450 years. Photograph: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace Serious disruption to …

Disappearing polar ice setting off alarms: The short-term consequences of Arctic (and Antarctic) warming may already be felt in other latitudes. The long-term threat to coastlines is becoming even more dire.

By Daisy DUNNE, Carbon Brief , 2018 SEA ICE Limiting warming to 1.5C could ‘substantially’ cut risk of ice-free Arctic summers Meeting the Paris Agreement’s aspirational target of limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could “substantially” reduce the risk of sea ice-free summers in the Arctic, research shows. Two new studies find that, under 1.5C of warming, Arctic waters could experience …