Check out these two NY Times articles on coastal adaptations happening -- not in the future, but right now. The choices our country, our states, our regions and our communities need to make are not simple. When does the culture of a place make the cost irrelevant? When does repetitive flooding make retreat the only viable option? When is the right time to retreat? When is the right time to experiment with green infrastructure? How do economic choices influence our decisions to inhabit a place in positive and negative ways? So many questions!
Should the United States Save Tangier Island from Oblivion?
At a Cape Cod Landmark, A Strategic Retreat From the Ocean
"Fourteen percent of the freshwater tidelands along the lower reaches of the Hudson River in New York will be lost to sea level rise by the end of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study. But the study also finds that new wetlands could form in upland areas to result in a net increase in total wetland area in 2100—an illustration of the paradoxical environmental gains that might occur amid the disruption of climate change, if we humans plan carefully." For the full article follow this link: http://conservationmagazine.org/2016/07/rising-seas-expand-hudson-river-estuaries/