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SEA LEVEL RISE INCREASES FLOOdING

Sea level rise is caused by increased Greenhouse Gas emissions.

VIMS: Sea level has risen 1′ in Hampton Roads since 1960s. Expect and plan for at least a 1.5′ rise in the next 20-50 years, but a 3′ rise is possible if we don’t slow GHG emissions. 

The most recent projections show a 6.6′ rise by 2100 if we don’t act soon.

In the 2010 GRAND Strategy the Navy identified sea level rise as the greatest threat to the territorial sovereignty of Hampton Roads. Norfolk Naval Base, Langley and local shipbuilding will be seriously impacted.

SOME SOLUTIONS TO LOWER GHGs 

– Tax incentives to implement green building techniques such as LEED. This will also stimulate lots of new green building jobs.

– Tax incentives to make Virginia a hub for the production and distribution of wind turbines and other alternative energy. Offshore wind turbines are projected to create 14,000 new good paying jobs.

– Tax incentives to encourage small scale solar and wind power. Remove punitive charges for large private solar systems.

– Tax credits for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles plus incentives such as HOV Lane access and reduced personal property taxes

 

 

 

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