An American beach story: when property rights clash with the rising sea

An American beach story: when property rights clash with the rising sea


Photograph courtesy of: © William Neal, Orrin Pilkey & Norma Longo.

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The American ethos of individualism is clashing with efforts to protect coastal communities against sea level rise, often to the homeowners’ detriment…

Rising sea levels driven by climate change are forcing communities like Humarock to confront a troubling future. The global water line has risen by about 8 inches on average since 1900, and it’s expected to rise about that much or more by 2050…

Read Full Article, Inside Climate News (12-14-2017)

The only answer to rising seas is to retreat; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Keith C. Pilkey, The News & Observer (10-18-2017)

Rising seas threaten nearly $1 trillion worth of US homes, and most of them are moderately priced; CNBC (10-18-2017)
If sea levels were to rise 6 feet, 1.9 million homes, or $916 billion worth of U.S. residential real estate, could be lost, according to a new report…

We can’t ignore the rising sea; By Orrin H. Pilkey (06-15-2016)

Sea Level Rise Will Reshape U.S. Population In All 50 States; Yale E360 (04-19-2017)
Sea level rise could cause mass migrations that will affect not just the United States’ East Coast, but reshape communities deep in the heart of the country, according to new research…

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