2012 March 13. Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.| By Justin Gillis, The NY Times.

posted Mar 14, 2012, 4:48 PM by Fiona Potter   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 2:34 PM ]
|  By Justin Gillis, The NY Times.  An article pertinent to GSS book Climate Change chapter 8.  Excerpt:  About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research….
The project on sea level rise led by Dr. Benjamin H. Strauss for the nonprofit organization Climate Central appears to be the most elaborate effort in decades to estimate the proportion of the national population at risk from the rising sea. The papers are scheduled for publication on Wednesday by the journal Environmental Research Letters. The work is based on the 2010 census and on improved estimates, compiled by federal agencies, of the land elevation near coastlines and of tidal levels throughout the country….  Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/science/earth/study-rising-sea-levels-a-risk-to-coastal-states.html?ref=science