It is predicted that the United States will see as much rise in sea levels by 2050, as it saw in the previous hundred years.
- The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects sea levels along the coastline to rise by an additional 10-12 inches by 2050 with specific quantities varying regionally. This is mainly due to land height changes
- Sea level rise of at least two feet is expected by 2100 and reducing GHGs now can lower future danger
- The report also shows that, even in the absence of storms, the predicted rise in sea levels by 2050 will create a significant increase in the frequency of coastal flooding
The report can be read here: