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  •  I know I live in a coastal community. (2+ / 0-)
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    marina, Kay Observer2

    wrote about the subject in this diary with Norfolk as the example.

    It's only realistic that it will be impossible to adapt some coastal communities and they will have to be abandoned.  Too costly and impractical.  

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:04:00 PM PST

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    •  A lot of people seem to think it is easy (2+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites, Calamity Jean

      From the comments, not a lot of people actually have responsibilities or community relationships that are extensive and which are about stewardship of real things.  

      I think the problem is that much of the discussion is aimed at people for whom the concept of moving coastal communities is pretty easy because they have no ties that would be difficult to unbind.  

      The real discussion that needs to be had is that which involves the decisionmakers on the average city council. school board, or even in the Chamber of Commerce.    

      The tenor and the tone of most of these discussions is that those who don't easily come to an agreement with the leading edge in the interpretation of climate science are not worth talking to.  

      I think that is part of the reason why there is so much resistance out there.  

      We have to get past that somehow and engage people in a serious discussion about what to do about real plans for building new buildings, creating building standards for coastal areas, raising roadbeds or building up better berms and dikes.  There will be big resistance when the bottom line comes up and it turns out these things will cost millions.  

      hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

      by Stuart Heady on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 06:48:03 PM PST

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