Maryland Predicted to Lose Nearly 62,000 Homes Due to Sea Level Rise

A Baltimore Sun article (2017-10-28) reported on data analysis done by the real estate firm Zillow that shows Maryland is set to lose 61,548 homes due to sea level rise. The aggregate value of the lost homes is around $ 19 billion. For the analysis, Zillow counted a home as “submerged” if its ground floor would be flooded if sea levels rise six feet by 2100. The article noted the federal government has released projections on sea level rise ranging from one foot to eight feet. The Zillow analysis was based on average global sea level rise and did not factor in specific local coastal conditions. From the article:

Hear more about climate change, sea level rise, and how Maryland plans to move forward on climate change issues from the panel “Rising Tides: Charting Maryland’s New Climate Change Path” at the 2017 MACo Winter Conference.