“We had prepared for an emergency. The emergency we had prepared for was an act of terrorism, not this.” Water is incredibly destructive. “Future Is in Limbo for the Damaged Buildings Close to the Water’s Edge“
Like everybody else, I’m watching the Sesame Street hurricane show with Al Roker, and watching Twitter chatter on Hurricane Sandy (which includes a number of obviously bogus (but entertaining photos). Will be posting the best I can find over on our twitter feed. See you there. And best of luck to the East Coast.
A new article finds that sea level rise is happening faster, and sometimes far faster, in the middle to northern stretches of the US Atlantic Coast than in the ocean basin as a whole. How much faster? The currently accelerated rate could add nearly an extra foot of sea level rise by the end of […]
Insightful thoughts submitted by attorney and Natural Hazard Mitigation Association President Ed Thomas on the NYT Rhode Island article I mentioned yesterday: This extremely important article displays a thoughtful approach to 1) the questions of what we should do about sea level rise and beach erosion; 2) the very real problems we face as a […]
So many striking quotes in this New York Times article, including this one from the frustrated president of the local homeowners’ association: “If we keep doing this [nothing/retreating], Rhode Island will be gone. We’re trying to find a balance. We’re not killing baby seals out here.” What strikes me most about this is how very […]