Environmental Science

Sea level rise to cause near-daily flooding in parts of Baltimore region by end of century, new report says

Sea level rise to cause near-daily flooding in parts of Baltimore region by end of century, new report says

A new report from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science predicts sea levels around the state could rise by as little as 1 foot or as much as 7 feet by the end of the century — depending on how much carbon the world emits into the atmosphere.

In any case, flooding is likely to become a near-daily occurrence in places like the Inner Harbor and Annapolis’ City Dock by 2100, scientists said.

But the effects of surging seas could be minimized if goals laid out in the 2015 Paris climate accord are upheld, constraining global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

“If we want to avoid the worst case, we have to reduce emissions and do it quickly,” said Donald...

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