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Climate change could cause billions in damage to coastal regions worldwide

February 5, 2014 - 6:00am


Coastal regions around the world may see significant increases in damage caused by storm surge flooding in the coming century with climate change, say British scientists.

Researchers at the University of Southampton said global storm surges could push the average damage from around $10 billion to $40 billion per year at present to as much as $100 billion by the end of the century, reports United Press International.

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