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Coastal Cities Confront Global Warming-Induced Sea Level Rise


Environment  (tags: Hurricane Sandy relief, ethics, preparedness, GoodNews, usa, politics, news, climate-change, climate, conservation, water )

Cal
- 468 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Six months after Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast, officials from coastal communities along the Eastern seaboard sat down for the first time to discuss the hurricane's consequences and how to best protect their residents from sea level rise.



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Jeanne Young (19)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:53 pm
Took Sandy to cause us to notice the rising water?
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Friday April 19, 2013, 5:05 pm
Until we get serious about confronting global warming, it's only going to get worse. Does it even make sense to live or rebuild that close to the coast?
 

Hilary S. (44)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:21 pm
coastal is one thing - but when an island nation is pretty much all coastline, where will they all go? here;s a sample story about Kiribati in the pacific:
http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/kiribati-a-nation-going-under/590/
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:00 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

John S. (297)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:31 am
Thanks, that explains the rush to rebuild what was lost.
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:38 am
Noted and shared
 

Yvette S. (30)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:56 am
Noted
 

John Gregoire (257)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:58 am
Sadly the shore communities have been wasting federal and donated funds to not help displaced residents but to rebuild the boardwalk stupidity. The best way to protect the barrier shore is to not build on it.
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 5:04 am
We are sffering from what we've done
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 5:49 am
Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (115)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:02 am
I have a horrible suspicion that the ideas that they are considering implementing are going to be about as effective as the little boy with his finger in the dyke in Holland! Trying to hold the sea back when it is gradually rising is a forminable project. It's power is so incredibly HUGE! Men live in a dream world thinking that they are in total control of the elements. They are living in a fool's paradise and need to face the problem of global warming with great urgency and treat it the most important problem in the world today! Goverements, who are the ones that have the power to DO something about it on a large scale, are too busy concentrating on their need to stay in power and focusing on making money to worry about the really important things in life and are not altruistic enough to try and save the world for future generations.
 

Tom Tree (255)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 7:25 am
SCARY STUFF !
Awesome article & Thanks for sharing this
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 11:53 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 2:07 pm
Many people that live along the coastline including my cousins and aunt, who never had water in their homes, got slammed by Hurricane Sandy.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 2:48 pm
How many scientific facts do we need before climate change is acknowledged and the major shift from dirty fossil fuels is abolished in favor of green energy? At least many of those responsible for coastal areas seem to be aware of the dangers. Now, if they could just get the correct response from the federal gov't and media.....
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 2:51 pm
*meant to type "major shift to abandon dirty fossil fuels in favor of green energy."
 
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