Climate Connection

Sea Level Rise  
The Northeast is especially susceptible to the hazardous impacts due to sea level rise. Coastal flooding and erosion can interfere with ecosystems and species along the coast. Over the 20th century, coastal flooding has increased due to the fact the sea level rose approximately 1.2 inches per decade.  
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