Sea levels are rising, with some of the fastest rates (1-2 feet per century) in the Northeast US.

4/9 

We’ve been reading the US National Climate Assessment and found it quite impressive!

We thought we’d share a series of images we think tell the story of what’s going on.

This is the 4th of 9 in the series.

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Via the report: “The map on the left shows local sea level trends in the Northeast region. The length of the arrows varies with the length of the time series for each tide gauge location. The graph at the right shows observed sea level rise in Philadelphia, which has increased by 1.2 feet over the past century, significantly exceeding the global average of 8 inches, increasing the risk of impacts to critical urban infrastructure in low-lying areas.(U.S. Global Change Research Program)

 

( http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/05/06/national-climate-assessment-15-arresting-images-of-climate-change-now-and-in-the-pipeline/ )

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