Rising Sea Levels Could Be a Threat to Boston - NECN

Rising Sea Levels Could Be a Threat to Boston



    Rising sea levels could be a threat to Boston

    Scientests say the high temps can pose danger to the East Coast (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN) - After a mild winter, and one New England heat wave, scientists are now saying that the warm weather could trigger rising sea levels. 

    A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says the high temperatures can pose a danger to the East Coast - especially from North Carolina to the Bay State.

    Scientists have found that sea levels are rising three to four times faster than average, leaving coastal areas at a higher risk for flooding.
    Paul Kirshen is a research professor in the Civil Engineering Department and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire.

    He joined "The Morning Show" to discuss this alarming study.

    Watch the attached video to learn more.