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Report: Preparing US for sea level rise will cost $400B

U.S. coastal communities provide recreation and a laid-back lifestyle for those lucky enough to be able to live in such close proximity to the water, and the flow of tourists sustains small businesses that set up shop there. But all of this goes away if rising sea levels put these areas under water.

And according to a new report from The Center for Climate Integrity and Resilient Analytics, “High Tide Tax: The Price to Protect Coastal Communities from Rising Seas,” it’s going to cost about $400 billion in the next 20 years to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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