Rising Oceans Could Claim Over 46,000 Homes in Texas by 2100
The Yankees have spoken.
There's a new study out that claims by year 2100, the ocean would rise so
That would sink approximately $882 billion in property by 2100
much that 46,800 Texas homes could be underwater.
Professors Robert Deconto, University of Massachusetts, and David Pollard, senior scientist with Pennsylvania State University's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, are the ones who published the article in the journal Nature.
It asserts that if the greenhouse gas emissions rates remain constant, the world's oceans could rise more than six feet. That would sink approximately $882 billion in property by 2100. And, according to Zillow, that would amount to 1.9 million homes lost. 47,000 thousand of those would be in Texas.
Zillow’s analysis compared sea level maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration against its own home data.
In an interview with The Washington Post, earth sciences professor at the University of California, Irvine, Eric Rignot, who did not contribute to the study, said that Deconto and Pollard’s projections are less a prediction than they are a warning.
He was quoted as saying:
People should not look at this as a futuristic scenario of things that may or may not happen. They should look at it as the tragic story we are following right now. We are not there yet … [But] with the current rate of emissions, we are heading that way.