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VIDEO: That Sinking Feeling

Deal Island, Maryland, found on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay, is home to nearly 1,000 residents who are facing a very real problem: as the global sea level rises, the waters of the Bay are encroaching on what was previously dry land.

Scientific models from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimate that the waters of the Chesapeake Bay region have risen a foot over the past 100 years, and they predict that the water could raise an additional 2 feet by 2050, which could put the island almost completely underwater.

This video by NBC News has more:

You can read about the difficult fight the scientists, watermen and residents of the island are facing in this NBC News article



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