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Rising sea levels may flood dozens of US cities: study

Scientists have warned that major US cities like New York, Boston and Miami may face chronic flooding over the next few decades due to climate change. By 2060, cities like Galveston, Texas, Sanibel Island, Florida, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Ocean City, Maryland, and many others along the Jersey Shore can meet the same fate. Chronic, disruptive flooding was defined as According to the study, released by The Union of Concerned Scientists, more than 50 cities with a population of more than 100,000 could be affected by the end of the century. Nevertheless, there's still hope. If the United States acts today to achieve the temperature and emissions reductions goals as mentioned in Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of communities can be saved from the side-effects.

Source: Inform News

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