When we talk about sea level rise we tend to concentrate on how the coast will look different and how our infrastructure is going to have to adapt, but what about the fact that many, many people are going to be displaced in the process of retreat? Check out this article about a new study that tries to predict where the people will go. What do you think?
"Where will U.S. climate migrants go? by Sarah DeWeerdt | Apr 18, 2017 - Millions of people in coastal areas around the world are at risk of losing their homes due to sea level rise from global warming. But that’s only half the story, according to University of Georgia geographer Matthew Hauer. “Sea level rise is currently framed as a coastal hazard, but the migratory effects could ripple far inland,” Hauer writes in a study published yesterday in Nature Climate Change. The study is the first to try to predict where people moving away from inundated areas might go." - Anthropocene published by Future Earth
"We need multidisciplinary teams of folks including plant/ecosystem ecologists for these natural solutions to work better... So, efforts like SAGE are just that much more important to build multidisciplinary teams and efforts." - Ariana Sutton-Grier, SAGE member
Recently two interesting blogs came across the SAGE desk about the importance of careful plant management when implementing green infrastructure:
DESIGNED TO FAIL: HOW GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STANDARDS CREATE CONDITIONS FOR FAILED PLANTINGS - NOT TREATING PLANTS AS DYNAMIC SYSTEMS IS THE CULPRIT. MUNICIPALITIES NEED TO TURN TO EXPERTS IN PLANT COMMUNITY DESIGN. - Thomas Rainer
Recommended Species for Green Infrastructure in the Caribbean - José Juan Terrasa-Soler