Report: Sea levels around the United States could rise by an average of 25 centimeters by 2050

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This article was transferred from;Sea levels around the United States are expected to rise by an average of 25 to 30 centimeters by 2050 due to climate change, the national Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday.The Associated Press quoted the report as saying that the Atlantic coast of the US could see higher sea level rise than the Pacific coast because of accelerated land subsidence.Sea levels around parts of Louisiana and Texas could rise as much as 45 centimeters.Rising sea levels will cause more tidal hazards.In a summary of the report, Nicole LeBoeuf, director of noaa’s ocean management division, said moderate coastal flooding in the United States could increase 10 times or more over the next 30 years.”I can tell you with certainty that none of these changes have been ours.”She warned that the human and economic costs of future coastal flooding will be enormous, given that about 40 percent of the U.S. population lives in coastal areas.NASA is one of the agencies that contributed to the report.”This report supports the conclusions of previous research and confirms what we’ve known for a long time, that sea levels continue to rise at an alarming rate, threatening communities around the world,” said NASA administrator Bill Nelson.Gina McCarthy, us National Climate adviser, said: “The new data on sea level rise is the latest reaffirmation of the climate crisis…It’s on red alert.”