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A man stops to make a photograph as he walks on a flooded street early Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Sea Isle City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Bloomberg View) – If the latest projections about the pace and scope of sea-level rise are even close to accurate, then get ready for a fight — not starting in decades, but right now — over which communities get saved, and who pays for it.

Detailed online mapping tools, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Level Rise map and the nonprofit Climate Central’s Surging Seas project, can tell us which states would be hit the hardest by the effects of melting Antarctic glaciers and other environmental changes.

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