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Global warming could float your boat – or your home

Post by David Seago on July 8, 2007 at 5:05 am with No Comments »
July 8, 2007 5:05 am

What would happen to the Port of Tacoma if sea level rose a meter or two due to global warming? Whoever’s port director in 50 years might have to get to work by kayak.

I’m just guessing at the sort of dire consequences that will be outlined July 24 in Seattle when the National Wildlife Federation unveils a study of the potential impacts of several scenarios for rising sea levels on Puget Sound.

NWF representatives will visit the TNT ed board on July 25 to discuss the study, which won’t paint a pretty picture, I’m sure. According to a NWF expert who spoke to the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group in May, researchers were using a computer model to simulate sea-level rises ranging from 3 inches to 2 meters, or more than 6 feet, by 2100.

A whole bunch of homes in Puyallup could be waterfront property. Buy now.

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