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epub ´ Retreat from a Rising Sea Hardcover read ↠ naturaltreatment ¶ With its 28 foot storm surge and 174 mph winds 2005's Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2000 deaths and than 100 billion in damage The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change inFills and toxic waste sites This big picture policy oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we need to take now to remove vulnerable populationsThe authors detail specific threats faced by Miami New Orleans New York and Amsterdam Aware of the overwhelming social political and economic challenges that would accompany effective action they Good exploration of the topic of sea level rise and human communities Very eye opening Outside of the science community we are still arguing over the very existence of climate change But in the real world several feet of sea level rise is already locked in making it almost inevitable that we will have to abandon portions of New Orleans Hampton Roads south Florida and New York City over the next century why Because as the sea rises we will find that there is not enough money in the world to push back the sea everywhere This book is too short I would have preferred another 100 pages so that the authors could fully detail their lesson But it is excellent in covering all the basics

epub ↠ Retreat from a Rising Sea õ Orrin H. Pilkey

With its 28 foot storm surge and 174 mph winds 2005's Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2000 deaths and than 100 billion in damage The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can lay waste to critical infrastructure such as water treatment and energy facilities and create vast irreversible pollution by decimating land A clear five stars for clarity of writing clear call to action and attention to scientific detail when making its point The point Retreat from low lying coastal areas is inevitable and the longer coastal communities and the statenational governments in which these communities reside roll the dice the expensive and potentially dangerous these communities become both economically and in terms of potential lives lost At a slim 165 pages plus 40 pages of endnotes it provides an excellent overview along with a final 20 pages of call outs for climate deniers and their corporate bankrollers Absolutely sickeningI have written and deleted a few sentences in an attempt to critiue the writing some sentences are written almost verbatim multiple times throughout and the authors have a tendency toward lists of definitionsbullet points at times However; these really don't outweigh the essential purpose of the text

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Retreat from a Rising SeaConsider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure including toxic waste sites They also show readers the alternative thousands of environmental refugees with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate change denialism and powerful arguments for changing US federal coastal management polici Important point If I lived in a number of coastal cities especially Miami FL I would sell and move further inland Had no idea that water could come into Miami through underground limestone