Great news – exciting new boating spots opening up

All right – continuation of my rant here – I promise not to make this a regularity if others promise not to keep threatening the coasts as I know them. The issues aside, there is a fascinating new data tool available on line courtesy of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. It lets you browse expected effects of sea level rises that appear to be in progress. I’ve seen this analysis before, and it is pretty intuitive, but just in case you hadn’t contemplated this recently…

Those of us in the northeast have a lot to look forward to if we can keep our seams caulked for a few hundred years. Maryland will have a nice solution to Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic – of course the fact that Rehoboth and Ocean City will be down a couple fathoms probably will have already put a crimp in DC vacation plans. There will be a lot fo DelMarVa chicken farms with stunning waterfront acreage – give your descendants a gift a buy one of those decapitated places now!

New York area boaters area in for a real treat – “Paddle Newark” and “Sail Secaucus” don’t do much for you right now, but if you have the patience, they’ll be a whole Meadowlands Bay out there. That’s if you aren’t slaloming through lower Manhattan. This just in, delays at LaGuardia and JFK…

And finally, we find that basically the entire SE coast is screwed. Don’t like S. Florida? No problem. Overdevelopment in Metro Fort Meyers? Woosh. And, of course, the poor folks in S. Louisiana will be able to cross Hurricane damage off their list of worries. Hipwaders will be the new fashion among the trendy in Baton Rouge. Of course that’s carbon central down there, so a little self reflection may be in order…

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