Over the last forty years, sea level in Washington has risen about four inches – much of it due to subsidence. The Washington Post tells us that global warming induced sea level rise will drown Washington in the next eighteen years.
Sea level rise resulting from global warming will dramatically increase the risk of storm surge flooding in Washington, D.C. and along much of the U.S. coast, according to a new report from Climate Central, a non-profit science research and communication group. Its report, “Surging Seas” describes the risk of exceeding established flood levels by 2030, when taking projected sea level rise into account.
I used to laugh at the witch burning scene in The Holy Grail, until I realized that we live in a time when people are considerably stupider.