26 Aug '17, 9am

New York's challenge to design a truly 'blue' dune

The following is an edited excerpt from "Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design" by Claire Weisz and Jesse M. Keenan (Columbia University Press, 2017). While atmospheric scientists cannot predict when extreme weather events will strike or with what impact, it is inevitable that another major storm event, whether a hurricane or nor'easter, will hit the Mid-Atlantic coast sooner rather than later. When these storms arrive, the economic burdens will continue to be borne by a diverse range of public and private stakeholders with little relief in sight. Advances in oceanography offer a potentially unappreciated perspective on how to prepare for future events. The predominating sociotechnical bias has been to conceive of solutions on existing terra firma without thinking about coastal interventions. The forces shaping the coastline are driven by energy from the atmosphere and from...

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