Reuters’ Water’s Edge Report – Part II

Mantoloking, NJ. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU


Despite laws intended to curb development where rising seas pose the greatest threat, Reuters finds that government is happy to help the nation indulge in its passion for beachfront living…

Read Full Article,”Why Americans Are Flocking To Their Sinking Shores Even As The Risks Mount – PART II: Against The tide,” From the: “Water’s Edge: the Crisis Of Rising Sea Levels – PART II,” A Report By Reuters

Reuters’ Water’s Edge Report – PART I: Insidious Invasion: “As The Seas Rise, A Slow-Motion Disaster Gnaws At America’s Shores” By Reuters(09-05-2014)
A Reuters analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly, controversial struggles with a relentless foe.

Rebuilding the Shores, Increasing the Risks, The New York Times (04-09-2013)
This might be a good time to take a look at the most important environmental law that nobody has ever heard of…

After Hurricane Sandy, One Man Tries To Stop The Reconstruction
Geologist Orrin Pilkey predicted exactly what a storm like Sandy would do to the mid-Atlantic coast and New York City. On a tour of destruction after the deluge, he and David Gessner ponder a troubling question: Why are people rebuilding, as if all this isn’t going to happen again?

From Coast To Coast, Vanity Fair (07-23-2013)
At opposite ends of the country, two of America’s most golden coastal enclaves are waging the same desperate battle against erosion…

A Tale of Two Cities: Miami, New York and Life on the Edge, Climate Central (08-22-2014)
Walking along the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale and admiring the 60-foot yachts docked alongside impressive homes, it’s hard to imagine that this city could suffer the same financial fate as Detroit…

Rising Seas Will Affect Major U.S. Coastal Cities by 2100, University Of Arizona (02-16-2011)

NOAA Analysis Reveals Significant Land Cover Changes in U.S. Coastal Regions, NOAA(08-19-2014)
A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions, an area larger than the state of Wisconsin, experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor…


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