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Denying Sea-Level Rise: How 100 Centimeters Divided The State of North Carolina

On the surface, it looks like America is a place where scientists and scientific achievements are held in high regard. However, just below the surface, there is another America. This America is populated by people who, on economic, political or religious grounds, have chosen to reject the consensus of the global scientific community on various topics. By Alexander Glass and Orrin Pilkey.

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Post Sandy Coastal Engineering Atrocity at Village of Southampton, In Pictures

An example of brute force coastal protection at its worst: on the beach, at the village of Southampton.

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The Benefits Of Inlets Opened During Coastal Storms

An open letter from the community of coastal scientists regarding the benefits of inlets opened during coastal storms.

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Fails to Face Coastal Realities

As part of the sorely-needed aid package to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, Congress is also considering spending billions on ill-advised and environmentally damaging beach and coastal rebuilding projects that ignore the looming threats of rising seas and intensifying storms. By RobYoung.

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We Need to Retreat From the Beach

As ocean waters warm, the Northeast is likely to face more Sandy-like storms. And as sea levels continue to rise, the surges of these future storms will be higher and even more deadly. We can’t stop these powerful storms. But we can reduce the deaths and damage they cause… An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey.

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Sandy Reminds Us of Coastal Hazards, by Robert Young

Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly join the pantheon of “costliest storms in history.”The impacts of the storm have been felt as far inland as Toronto, Ontario and coastal erosion and flooding affected beaches from South Carolina to southern Massachusetts. There has been massive damage to significant segments of the New Jersey and New York coastal infrastructure.

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Sand mining: The High Volume – Low Value Paradox

Given the rapid rate of urbanization and the current rate of extraction of sand for construction, and the silent devastation left behind in its wake, the modern process of assigning value, economic or otherwise to this resource seems sadly inchoate and needs to be re-evaluated… By Kiran Pereira.

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Response To Patrick Michaels Editorial

Patrick Michaels is a long time (and very effective) denier of the importance of global climate change. He provides the ammunition for those who are predisposed to ignoring Mother Earth’s realities…

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“Coming To A Beach Near You” by Eddie Jarvis

The beaches of the Pacific Northwest are being invaded by stowaways from a nuclear catastrophe that would have made Dr. Strangelove flinch…

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