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Reuters: Climate change risk threatens 18 U.S. military sites: study
Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday.
Nonprofit group the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed 18 military installations that represent more than 120 coastal bases nationwide to weigh the impact of climate change on their operations.
Faster rates of sea level rises in the second half of this century could mean that tidal flooding will become a daily occurrence for some installations, pushing useable land needed for military training and testing into tidal zones, said the report titled "The U.S. Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas."
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WNU Editor: I have been hearing about rising sea levels along the east and west coast for decades .... I have yet to see it.
Report: U.S. Bases On The Coast Are At Risk From Rising Sea Levels
Sea Level Rise a Big Issue for Military in Hampton Roads, Science Says -- Military.com/Virginia Pilot
Climate Change Threatens 18 East And Gulf Coast US Military Installations, Study Finds -- International Business Times
Climate change could leave many military bases underwater -- CSM
Rising seas threaten to swamp U.S. military bases by 2050 -- USA Today
US military bases at risk from sea level rise: study -- Phys.org