The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey released a report January 28 finding that U.S. coasts are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including sea-level rise, erosion, storms, and flooding, especially in populated, low-lying areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the mid-Atlantic. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, concluded that sea-level rise and storm surge flooding pose substantial threats to energy, water, and transportation infrastructure, thus endangering public health, safety, and jobs in coastal areas.
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