Sea Level Rise: Home Buyers

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We know for a fact (because it has happened before) that if all the world’s ice melts, sea levels will rise 250 feet. That may be centuries away, but sea level rise is already inconveniencing some neighborhoods in Florida and elsewhere every time there is a King Tide. Those disruptions are likely to become much worse over the next few decades. But how soon could it happen? And will the disruption come from sea level rise itself, or from real estate markets’ anticipation of sea level rise?

This External Brain examines the evidence for how to answer these questions through the risk management frame of potential home buyers, who face very different options as compared to existing home owners. This External Brain can help users counter the workings of confirmation bias in their home purchasing and ownership decision-making that could prove costly indeed., and it is fully accessible through your phone, tablet, or desktop computer.