USG Report: 10-12 Inch Rise in Sea Level Expected by 2050

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    The Facts

    • Per a US Govt report led by NOAA, sea-level rise (SLR) is expected to accelerate through the year 2050 and continue through 2150.

    • SLR is expected to reach 10-12 inches in the US by 2050 and increase the frequency of damaging floods.

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    These dire findings will help coastal areas plan and prepare. We must learn to live with the water and make coastal infrastructure more resilient. We'll need to change where and how we build homes, offices, and roads to keep them dry.

    Narrative B

    The mainstream media is blaring climate alarmism yet again. Read the report: the data is nebulous and doesn't support the conclusion. Government alarmists are trying too hard to align with the IPCC.

    Narrative C

    It's not just coastal areas that suffer. When SLR swamps areas like NYC and Boston, inland havens like Vermont will pay a steep price. During COVID, many migrated to VT and sprawled into pristine areas. The same could happen with climate migrants -- it's time to get ready and give inland areas the attention they deserve.

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