Duke Faculty Books l Findings from “Sea Level Rise: A Slow Tsunami on America’s Shores”


“background music” Hi I’m Orrin Pilkey, I’m a retired professor
at Duke and I’ve written a book with my son entitled ‘Sea Level Rise: A Slow
Tsunami on America’s Shores.” Perhaps one of the most important conclusions is
that the three-foot sea-level rise, which is
expected, will be the end of Miami and will also be the
end of New Orleans. No way that these cities can survive. There’ll be a lot
of refugees coming from these cities. Where are they going to go? We should be planning for that. We can consider that if you’re in the lower
coastal plain of North America, you should remember that the roads often act
as dams and also if you’re at a high elevation, your house is high at
elevation, you should make sure or remember that the roads coming to the
house, to your place may be very low. Finally we’re experiencing sea-level
rise right now because of the so called sunny day flooding, super high tides which are caused by sea level rise.

2 thoughts on “Duke Faculty Books l Findings from “Sea Level Rise: A Slow Tsunami on America’s Shores”

  1. The fact that sea level changes can cause Tsunami at ocean shores not restricted to one state at the shore, but many such states may be involved.
    But the why and how seal level change leads to Tsunami.?

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