Sea-level rise is already costing coastal communities
Today’s Video of the Day from Stanford University shows how sea-level rise has already become a major problem for some coastal communities in the United States.
In Annapolis, Maryland, there are now 60 days a year with high-tide flooding, which is occuring in the city’s downtown business district.
The researchers set out to investigate how flooding affects the economy in Annapolis by looking at parking meter receipts.
The study revealed that over 3,000 visitors are not returning to Anapolis due to flooding. With just three more inches of sea-level rise, that number will double.
Video Credit: Stanford University