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Cutting carbon pollution will help us all keep our heads above water

Cutting carbon pollution will help us all keep our heads above water

It’s shocking to realize that, by the end of the century, seas swollen by climate change could swallow over 60,000 Maryland homes (“Rising sea levels threaten $19 billion in real estate across Maryland, study says," Oct. 28). But more worrisome is the fact that estimates of sea-level rise are themselves rising.

Zillow’s analysis calculated real-estate losses under 6 feet of sea-level rise. Five years ago, this represented the “extreme” scenario for sea-level rise. However, polar ice sheets are deteriorating so rapidly that the...

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