Rising sea levels threaten Los Angeles The city of more than 12 million people occupies 12,000 square kilometres of land, much of it no more than three metres above sea level. By 2050, rising sea levels could pose a threat to the infrastructure, museums and historic buildings of this great capital of entertainment, education, business, tourism and international trade, according to a new study by the University of Southern California. http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2014/02/rising-sea-levels-threaten-los-angeles/
UK Floods 2014 According to the data from the British Geological Survey nine of the 14 boreholes in southern England are now showing “exceptionally high levels”. At Chilgrove House in Sussex the groundwater level at the end of January beat records going back 179 years.
And at a borehole at The Well House Inn in Surrey the extraordinary rainfall has pushed up the water table by 20 metres in the last two weeks. The British Geological Survey estimates 1.6 million properties in England and Wales are at risk of groundwater flooding. http://climatestate.com/2014/02/11/uk-floods-2014-could-last-for-months-1-6m-homes-at-risk-for-flooding/
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