Inside Climate News: Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of ‘catastrophic damage’

“Every year you wait to make decisions and take actions, the risk goes up,” said retired Rear Adm. Jonathan White.

By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — At the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia lies a Naval shipyard older than the nation itself. One of the country’s first warships was built here in 1799. So was the first battleship, and decades later the first aircraft carrier.

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