Thom Hartmann: Could a giant tidal wave wipe out the East Coast?
It might be wise to reconsider buying waterfront property on the East coast of the United States. A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey finds that sea-levels are rising four times faster along the east coast of the U.S. than they are globally. This sea level rise will increase the likelihood of flooding and high intensity storms in major cities along the east coast like New York, Boston, and even Washington, DC. But thatís just the start of it. The International Energy Agency is warning that if carbon emissions continue increasing at their current rate - then global temperatures will increase by six degrees Celsius by 2100, killing off most of the large animals on the planet - and thus threatening the survival of that species at the top of the food chain - us! So just how troubling is this news - and what needs to be done about it? Miles Grant joins Thom Hartmann - he is a Reporter and Blogger with the National Wildlife Federation.
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