NO… ‘rising sea levels’ won’t cost Seattle $23 billion

By: - Climate DepotJuly 7, 2019 10:37 AM

It’s always like shootin’ fish in a barrel.

High water and/or flooding may be a future problem for Seattle, but it won’t because of sea-level rise so much as subsidence.

First, here is what the NOAA tidal gauge data shows for Seattle for the past 120 years or so… it’s been about 8-9 inches… nothing unusual.

But as is the case with many coastal areas, manmade activity (land use, groundwater withdrawal) is making Seattle subside. Check out this 2016 study: