US sea level north of New York City ‘jumped by 128mm’ – BBC

More news that should concern our city and county planners. The rise of sea level is happening at the extreme end of the spectrum rather than the middle or lower end of the curve. This will be of concern anytime there are storm tides.  While this is on the east coast, it is likely indicative of trends to be found elsewhere.

Sea levels north of New York City rose by 128mm in two years, according to a report in the journal, Nature Communications. Coastal areas will need to prepare for short term and extreme sea level events, say US scientists. Climate models suggest extreme sea level rises will become more common this century. Helen Briggs reports. (BBC)

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