WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The report studies 40 out of 118 national parks considered vulnerable to sea-level rise by the National Park Service (NPS) using data from many sources including the US Geological Survey Coastal Vulnerability Index.
US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said in a press release accompanying the report that the sea level rise is caused by climate change.
She argued that the report showed the economic importance of cutting carbon pollution and protecting US public lands from environmental damage.
NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis said lighthouses, old fortifications and archaeological sites were also at risk.
National seashores at risk include Cape Cod in Massachusetts and Cape Lookout in North Carolina, the release said.