Link: American coasts have the worst luck with climate change

In the “reasons why we need alternative energies” category, here’s an article describing how the United States’ East Coast and California have the highest rates of sea level rise. Due to a number of factors like salinity, temperature, and currents, these areas are “sinking” more quickly than most other places in the world.

Our preference for living near water means that even seemingly small amounts of sea level change can be pretty significant. Hopefully, California will acknowledge the threat it serves and not refer to it as “recurrent flooding” or disregard it completely like some other states we know.

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