07 Apr '16, 2pm

Amid dramatic sea level rise, nature itself can provide a much-needed solution:

Amid dramatic sea level rise, nature itself can provide a much-needed solution:

Even if we manage to reach our goals for reducing greenhouse gases, the world will experience a dramatic sea level rise by 2100 – the latest study estimates by as much as six feet. With a water level that much higher than it is today, major coastal cities such as Boston, New York and Miami are sure to be below sea level. So the key question now is, how do we adapt to climate change effects we can no longer avoid? A single solution to rising oceans won’t fix the problem, but there is a “soft option” that can help protect our coasts when complemented with other measures. Living shorelines have role to play Sea level rise means entire regions, not just beachfront towns, will have to adapt. With coastal areas accounting for 42 percent of America’s economic output, we must make effective climate change and sea level-rise adaptation strategies a priority today. Soft options, som...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2016/04/07/amid-dramatic-sea-lev...

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