When The Seas Flood the Coasts, Expect The Biggest Gentrification Wave Ever
Although the Trump administration attempted to bury the news by releasing it on Black Friday, the latest national climate assessment did receive some wide coverage. Of course, because the news is bleak and the practical evidence of how things are changing—worsening wildfires, storms, floods, and more—is there to see.
You need only look at the projected sea level rise on the coasts to start. In the worst scenario, and you can't assume that is impossible, the average high tide would be like current concepts of a once-in-a-century flood. Every day. There are 49.4 million housing units in shoreline counties. Right now, there are homes becoming unsellable in areas like Atlantic City, New Jersey and Norfolk, Virginia because of all the flooding.