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Last update: January 24, 2019

This resource page is devoted to preparing now, for rising sea level and other consequences of changing climate. This “adaptationist” perspective dodges the fundamental emissions issue and instead focuses on ideas that all sides should agree on. Environmentalists concerned about the coastal environment and energy producers who oppose controlling emissions should both be able to agree that society should take measures to make our coastal development and ecosystems less vulnerable to a rise in sea level. 

The papers on this site demonstrate that numerous low-cost measures, if implemented, would make the United States (and other nations) less vulnerable to rising sea level. For the last 25 years, the US EPA has been assessing the implications of rising sea level and opportunities to prepare for the possible consequences. This site includes (or links to) the material available on the agency’s Sea Level Rise Reports website and key reports from other government agencies. But it also provides information not find on government web sites.

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Jim Titus