Did you know that...
Sea levels will rise for at least 1,000 years
Shorelines will shift significantly by 2050
Property values may start to decline this decade
Rising sea level is the most profound long-term aspect of climate change. Yet, the public is almost completely unaware of the magnitude of the problem. For three million years sea level regularly moved up and down almost 400 feet with the ice age cycles. Now, after 6,000 years of minimal change, we are entering a new era of rapid sea level rise. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains:
The science behind sea level rise, plus the myths and partial truths used to confuse the issue
The surprising forces that will cause sea level to rise for 1,000 years, as well as the possibility of catastrophic rise this century
Why the devastating economic effects will not be limited to the coasts
Why coastal property values will go "underwater" long before the land does, perhaps as early as this decade
Five points of "intelligent adaptation" that can help individuals, businesses, and communities protect investments now and in the future
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- M. Thomas