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A new report released Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) claims that accelerated sea level rise, mainly due to climate change, will worsen high tide flooding across the United States coastline. Within the next 30 years, which is the time frame of a typical mortgage, as many as 311,000 homes will be at risk for coastal flooding. This translates to a cost of about $117.5 billion in damages. According to UCS, “Roughly 14,000 coastal commercial properties assessed at a value of roughly $18.5 billion also are at risk during that time frame.” This situation will worsen further by the end of this century as sea levels continue to rise. Home and businesses worth $1 trillion will be at risk for water inundation. That would affect an estimated 2.5 million buildings. That is “roughly the equivalent of all the homes in Los Angeles and Houston combined—valued at approximately $912 billion…