Once again we are seeing
record breaking summer heat, exploding fires and extreme flooding. Climate
change is happening today. These are the states with the most homes
potentially at risk to rising sea levels: (Source: Priceonomics and data by
GAVOP insurance data and risk assessment.)
23 of 50 states in America have some level
of their population living in coastal zones.
Florida has by far the most people
living in areas that could flood with rising sea levels.†
Washington, which abutt the Pacific Ocean rank as the places with the 2nd and
3rd most people at risk to rising sea levels.
We have been forewarned. Long range planners must take these risks and projections into account for public safety, infrastructure security and a cityís financial viability. The seas are rising.
In Partnership for the Planet,