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Rising seas could swallow a million U.S. homes this century, new report says

Rising seas could swallow a million U.S. homes

More than a million U.S. coastal homes and businesses could be flooded repeatedly and ultimately destroyed, with rising sea levels covering more than $370 billion worth of property in Florida and Louisiana alone by 2100, according to an report on global warming impacts released Tuesday by a bipartisan coalition of business and political leaders. "The big ice sheets are melting; something's happening...I say we should take out an insurance policy," Nixon's Treasury Secretary George Shultz said. Read more at The New York Times.