The US coastline is expected to experience up to a foot (30 centimeters) of sea-level rise by the year 2050, as much rise over a 30-year period as the previous 100-year period of 1920-2020, because of climate change, making damaging floods far more common than today, a US government study said Tuesday.
The study, which found greater depletion of carbon storage in the heavily deforested eastern Amazon, confirmed previous research that used satellites or hands-on measuring techniques.
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