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Scientists have built consensus around the probability that more powerful floods, fires, droughts and storms will occur with higher frequency as the Earth gets hotter.

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A new study puts the threats of climate change and rising sea levels into real, life-threatening numbers.

A national research analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) predicts that 311,000 coastal homes are at risk of flooding 26 times or more per year within the next 30 years, a phenomenon called a “chronic inundation.” By 2100, that number will exceed 2.4 million of today’s U.S. homes.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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