Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Originally posted 2020
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E.Eugene Webb PhD
- Will cities and counties change the building and development codes to stop building in sea level endangered areas?
- Will cities and counties commit resources to buy back lands endangered by the sea-level rise?
- Is there enough political courage to take on big developers?
- When will the property insurers stop insuring property in predicted sea level flood zones?
- Will the Federal Government insure these properties and protect the owners?
- Who will actually pay the final tab for the sea-level rise – the property owners or all of us?
- In the final analysis, as the sea level rises and people begin to find themselves with property, homes and business that they cannot get insured, occupy or sell what will they do?
- Turn to the politicians? Their solution is hiring another consultant.
- Turn to the insurance companies? They will have long ago lobbied in laws to protect themselves.
- Turn to the scientist for a fix? They will simply say, “We warned for over a decade.”
- So, what can you do?