Sep. 1, 2013 National Geographic Rising Seas

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On September 1, 2013 in Washington DC, National Geographic magazine released its issue “Rising Seas: How They Are Changing Our Coastlines.” Included were maps of what the world will look like when the ice melts. I would think twice before buying any real estate a within a hundred miles of the coast or below 300 feet above sea level.

The North American west coast caught my eye. The San Francisco Bay not only gets bigger, but California’s central valley floods from Redding to Bakersfield. Portland Oregon floods out to Beaverton and down to Aurora. Seattle floods down to Olympia. Los Angeles and San Diego get a lot more beach property.

Florida disappears. The Mississippi River floods upstream past Pine Bluff Arkansas. Cairo Illinois will have to take over as a port for New Orleans. I wonder of they will move the capital from Washington DC to Cincinnati Ohio?

Other parts of the world get hammered pretty hard. This is one issue of National Geographic you want to keep around for future reference.

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