AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Where’s the urgency to develop & install alternative energy and stop global warming and coastal erosion? The technology exists. Decommissioned coal plants have the energy interfaces to support wind and solar power for grid integration. Miniature nuclear power plants can be safely installed and changing our methods of farming can all contribute to decreased carbon and methane emissions. Three Federal programs dispersed funds to States for renewable energy, employ more people and implement sustainable energy projects, now!

That “burst”, more than double the global average of 0.17in (0.44cm) per year, is fueling ever more powerful cyclones, including Hurricane Ian, which struck Florida in September and caused more than $113bn of damage – the state’s costliest natural disaster and the third most expensive storm in US history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa).

The University of Arizona study, published in the Journal of Climate and reported on Monday by the Washington Post, provides an alarming new assessment of a key ingredient of the escalating climate emergency, particularly in popular but vulnerable areas of the US where millions of people live.

Existing projections by Nasa show a sea-level rise up to 12in (30cm) by the middle of the century, with longer-range forecasts even more dire.

The Gulf region from Texas to Florida, and southern Atlantic seaboard will see most of the change, the agency says.

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