The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2009
To the extent that global warming occurs, it will bring with it rising sea levels, which, in the absence of new dikes and levees, will cover vast areas of the Peninsula and Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Climate Change, Global Warming and Ocean Levels in Hampton Roads" (2009). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 165.