Jill Bodnar, a technical specialist with NOAA, assesses the damage done by Hurricane Sandy during a helicopter overflight of Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2012.
Image Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sara Romero.
A new study has been released on the impact of climate change upon our coasts. 35 states and other U.S. territories have coastlines on either the oceans or the Great Lakes.
With the majority of the U.S. population along the coasts, infrastructure ranging from residences, business centers, seaports, airports, will be affected by rising sea levels.
Estuaries such as Chesapeake Bay and the Everglades will be stressed rising temperatures, sea-level rise, and increasing CO2 in the ocean water.
Alaska is particularly at risk. Sea ice and permafrost are receding and Alaska could suddenly transition from mostly frozen to unfrozen with less than a four degree temperature rise.
Mmm. Technological advances have been slowing during the last half-century. I'm not confident that technology can rescue us from greenhouse gases. We need global zero population growth.