The cost of climate change

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The cost of climate change
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http://news.yahoo.com/florida-ground-zero-sea-level-rise-194937074.html

"The waters around south Florida are rising fast. The Florida coast has already seen 12 inches (30 centimeters) of sea rise since 1870."

""You could put up a dyke but it is not going to do any good," he added, describing the land beneath Florida as "like Swiss cheese.""

Fred Bloetcher, a professor of engineering at Florida Atlantic University, said sea level rise is a present threat to "nearly six million Floridians, their economy and lifestyle, 3.7 trillion dollars in property in southeast Florida alone and a $260 billion annual economy."

And that's in one portion of one state of one country.

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