Rising seas, shrinking coasts: Take an augmented reality tour of damage caused by warming temperatures

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High tide flooding occurs twice as often along the nation’s Atlantic Coast as it did 22 years ago and federal officials expect the rising water to grow worse in communities around the nation. They warn water levels are “nearing the brim.”

A Climate Central study found higher tides could flood $34 billion worth of real estate in just 30 years. Another study found Greenland’s melting ice sheet, which experienced a record melt event in September 2022, could send seas nearly a foot higher even if the world immediately stopped burning fossil fuels.

Learn more about what's causing rising sea levels and how they could affect us in the future by visiting the fully interactive “Rising seas, shrinking coasts” story within the Palm Beach Post app:

  • Download the latest version of the Palm Beach Post app on your Android or iOS AR-capable device.

  • Tap on this "Rising seas, shrinking coasts" story in the app.

  • Or use the QR codes below to open the experience.

Rising seas, shrinking coasts Palm Beach Post QR codes
Rising seas, shrinking coasts Palm Beach Post QR codes

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Climate change causes rising seas, eroded East Coast. Take AR tour