NPR: Rising Tides
The big new report out on rising seas and coastal flooding makes clear what a lot of Americans already know. Floods and storm are getting bad. Life near the beach is getting hit.
The new report says “just wait”. Rising seas driven by global warming are going to bite deeper, sooner than most people imagine. Hitting millions. Costing billions, trillions. Putting homes at risk, but also roads, bridges, military bases, farmland, schools, hospitals.
And the wallets of Americans far inland who are being asked to share the burden.
This hour, On Point: surging seas, and the American coast.