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Green Blog: Weighing the Risk of Sea-Level Rise

Green Blog: Weighing the Risk of Sea-Level Rise

Jeremy M. Lange for The New York Times Coinjock, N.C., witnessed flooding last August during a storm surge from Hurricane Irene. The response to my article in the Wednesday paper on rising sea levels suggests a strong public hunger for more information about the risk. People have been e-mailing us with questions, so let me offer a few more details. The first thing to point out is how little effort there seems to be on the part of governments to inform people of the risks that Americans are running along their coasts. Orrin H. Pilkey of Duke University, the reigning dean of American coastal studies, called my attention to a battle he is waging in North Carolina about informing the public there. The Bush administration famously refused to publish parts of a study about sea-level rise conducted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and the principal author, James G....

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/weighing-the-ri...

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