Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cherry Grove, South Carolina: Call it nuisance flooding or high-tide flooding or sunny day flooding, but most of all call it more likely to happen

Climate change washes away partisanship for South Carolina tourism.  (Green Biz, 8/27/2013)
This is what happens when people's livelihoods are threatened.   Regardless of the partisan interests of small businesses along the South Carolina coast, they have two things in common. First, they are dependent on our tourism economy for the success of their businesses. Second, rising sea levels due to climate change is a long-term common enemy that threatens the coastal tourism industry. As a result, many of these small businesses are calling for action and the fight to the public.
None of South Carolina's Congressional delegation is mentioned by name in this article, but there is the obligatory reference to the "partisan gridlock in Congress".

Related reading:
Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries.  (The New York Times, 2/22/2016)
Those emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, are causing the ocean to rise at the fastest rate since at least the founding of ancient Rome, the scientists said. They added that in the absence of human emissions, the ocean surface would be rising less rapidly and might even be falling. 
The increasingly routine tidal flooding is making life miserable in places like Miami Beach; Charleston, S.C.; and Norfolk, Va., even on sunny days.
Cherry Grove is located 116 miles northeast of Charleston on U.S. highway 17.

Related post:
Norfolk, Virginia.  (2/23/2016)
Sunny-day flooding in Miami Beach: The everyday reality and the political denial.  (5/9/2014)

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