Navy concerned about climate change owing to sea level rise.
President Trump, Military Split on Climate Change
By Steve Baragona
NORFOLK, VA —
A nondescript metal box at the end of an unremarkable pier in Norfolk, Va. is one key to why the U.S. Navy is concerned about climate change.
For nine decades, the Sewells Point tide gauge or its ancestors have been recording the sea level off Pier 6 at Naval Station Norfolk.
The story it tells is clear.
Between naturally sinking land and global warming driven sea level rise, the water is a half-meter higher than it was at the beginning of the last century.
That’s creating problems at the world’s largest naval base.
High waves can keep sailors from getting to the ships.
Even getting on base is getting harder as “nuisance flooding” becomes a…
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