31 Oct '13, 12pm

After Sandy: Why Rebuilding The Coast Is Doomed to Failure

A Year After Sandy, The Wrong Policy on Rebuilding the Coast One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the U.S. East Coast, the government is spending billions to replenish beaches that will only be swallowed again by rising seas and future storms. It’s time to develop coastal policies that take into account new climate realities. by rob young Since Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast a year ago, federal, state, and local governments have made an important de facto policy decision without any debate, discussion, or national plan. It is this: We will attempt to hold the nation’s shorelines in place using whatever means possible and whatever the cost. We will do this despite the undisputed scientific fact that Jeffrey Bruno Houses along the New Jersey shore were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. sea levels are rising and coastal erosion along these shores will o...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/after_sandy_why_rebuilding_t...

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