Norfolk — a symbol of future climate disasters in the U.S.

The American city of Norfolk, located on the Atlantic coast, from year to year is suffering from floods. During frequent flooding streets turn into rivers, people are evacuated and their homes and property are deteriorating.

Mayor of Paul Fraym ironic jokes: "Global warming and rising water levels in our streets has become as everyday problems, such as education and the fight against crime." City residents are indignant, insurance companies and business are suffering. Meanwhile, the U.S. government stubbornly ignore the problems of Norfolk. The feature of its geographical position, since 1930, the water level in the area of Norfolk rose by more than 30 centimeters. This is double the global rate of rising waters.

According to the most optimistic forecasts, in the next 100 years, the level of water in the oceans should rise by 20 cm, and in the worst estimates — for all of two meters. This means that millions of people will soon share the fate of the inhabitants of Norfolk. Instead of organizing the transfer of production and migration of people into the country, U.S. authorities are inactive. Over the past decade, the number of people living on the shores of the ocean, on the contrary has increased by 28%. Activists and environmentalists urge politicians to listen to the problems of Norfolk. In their view, Norfolk — a symbol of the climatic challenges the U.S. will face in the near future.


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