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Study: Isle could be underwater by 2050 if pollution isn't controlled - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 28, 2014

Study: Isle could be underwater by 2050 if pollution isn't controlled

Posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:10 am

GALVESTON — If air pollution is not controlled, Galveston could be one of the first cities in the United States to go underwater, according to a new study released by a nonprofit climate science research group.

In a paper published Thursday in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, researcher Benjamin Strauss concludes that carbon pollution to date has already “locked in” a 4-foot rise over current sea levels. Those numbers could increase to 23 feet of sea level rise if global climate emissions continue to increase, Strauss writes.

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