Future coastlines

I keep wondering when the real estate industry will take a look at maps like this–Southeast US in 2100. A lot of valuable property is going underwater. What is the appraised value of property that won’t exist in 90 years, and be seriously degraded much sooner?

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More maps of future coastlines at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets.

Of course, there is more than just inundated land to worry about–Rising sea salinates India’s Ganges. It’s one thing to lose condos, but much more serious to lose the farmland for millions of people.


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