The US shoreline is likely to rise up to one foot by 2050

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: