By Tom Horton Climate change is rearing its head around the Chesapeake Bay, where sea level is projected to rise 3 feet by century’s end, and more severe storm surges are a certainty. Longtime environmental writer Tom Horton says it’s time to put the kibosh on coastal development, and beat an “orderly retreat” inland.
The latest scientific observations provide strong evidence we are headed toward the high end of sea level projections. We now know devastating storm surges will become routine on the East Coast. This raises the question: What year w... Read Post
Rising Sea Levels Threaten Millions by Boosting Storm Surges This map shows the odds of floods at least as high as historic once-a-century levels, occurring by 2030, based on Climate Central research. The two bars extending from eac... Read Post
South Carolina is famous for coastal vacation areas such Hilton Head and its natural beauty has been a draw there for decades. Tragically,coastal landscapes are being altered by one of the main impacts of climate change: rising seas... Read Post