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Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change

Author: Orrin H Pilkey; Linda Pilkey-Jarvis; Keith C Pilkey
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground. Because of sea-level rise, major storms will inundate areas farther inland and will lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, creating vast, irreversible  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orrin H Pilkey; Linda Pilkey-Jarvis; Keith C Pilkey
ISBN: 9780231168441 0231168446
OCLC Number: 961355615
Description: xx, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Control + alt + retreat --
The overflowing ocean --
The fate of two doomed cities : Miami and New Orleans --
New and Old Amsterdam : New York City and The Netherlands --
Cities on the brink --
The taxpayers and the beach house --
Coastal calamities : how geology affects the fate of the shoreline --
Drowning in place : infrastructure and landmarks in the age of sea-level rise --
The cruelest wave : climate refugees --
Deny, debate, and delay --
Ghosts of the past, promise of the future.
Responsibility: Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey.

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This big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we need to take now to remove vulnerable populations. The  Read more...

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