If you think living away from the coast keeps you safe from climate change and rising waters, think again.
If you think living away from the coast keeps you safe from climate change and rising waters, think again.+
New research from a University of South Carolina scientist shows that rising rivers pose a danger, too, both at the coast and farther inland.
Steve Dykstra, a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, says scientists need to pay more attention to how climate change is affecting rivers and what that means for those who think they are safe from coastal flooding.
Why it matters: Destructive coastal floods are occurring more often and may be caused by climate change. Dykstra says river processes are largely ignored in the conversation surrounding coastal flooding, but they need more attention.
Read more at University of South Carolina
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