It’s too late to stop sea-level rise associated with climate change. While we’re not certain whether the rise will be two feet, four feet or even 15 feet by 2100, there are places in the world that will need to deal with it, one way or another.
Today, I went to a book reading for a book called Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. The author, Elizabeth Rush, visits six parts of North America where people are already living with sea level rise, places like Miami, where sunny day flooding is as regular as high tide, and Louisiana, where towns like Isle de Jean Charles are already retreating from rising seas. She tells poignant stories of the real people affected by the rising seas today, not in the year 2100.