How Coastal Communities Buy Time Against Rising Sea Levels
Sea levels have climbed since we started recording them, and coastal communities spend big to keep the encroaching waters at bay.By Evan Thomas | November 5, 2016
Coastal areas in the U.S. have a problem: They're right next to the ocean.
Those oceans have been rising since we started keeping track. Thanks to the changing climate, they're expected to keep rising, anywhere from 8 inches to more than 6 feet in the next century. Now oceanfront communities have to figure out how to keep the waters at bay.