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24 Jul 2015

A new report from the Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel on Coastal Hazards (SPCH) reveals that North Carolina coast is gradually getting lapped by the sea.

Naturally, this is not just an issue that’s exclusive to North Carolina as climate change is resulting in stronger typhoons and worse flooding around the world — it is, however, one of the highly-prone locations.

That’s according to the detailed document released by the SPCH based on tidal gauge measurements collected from Southport, Beaufort, Oregon Inlet, Duck and Wilmington. Data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change also served as their basis for the 43-page report which projects higher sea levels in three decades. It predicts...