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NOAA: Sea level rise will hit the US especially hard this century

CBS News has a report and video describing changes that are expected to occur in sea level rise across the US in the next few decades under global warming.  The mildest case is for a foot of sea level rise, while more severe scenarios show as much as 8 feet of rise in some locations.  The US is expected to be especially hard hit, particularly in the Northeast and the western Gulf of Mexico.  You can read more about it and view the video at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sea-level-rise-will-hit-the-us-this-century-noaa-warns/.

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