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By Orrin H. Pilkey,Linda Pilkey-Jarvis,Keith C. Pilkey

With its 28-foot typhoon surge and 174 mph winds, 2005’s typhoon Katrina used to be answerable for approximately 2,000 deaths and greater than $100 billion in harm. the development used to be just a preview of what is going to quickly hit coastal groups as weather swap raises the ability of storms that may lay waste to serious infrastructure, similar to water-treatment and effort amenities, and create monstrous, irreversible toxins by means of decimating landfills and toxic-waste websites. This big-picture, policy-oriented publication explains in gripping phrases what emerging oceans will do to coastal towns and the drastic activities we have to take now to take away weak populations.

The authors element particular threats confronted by way of Miami, New Orleans, big apple, and Amsterdam. conscious of the overpowering social, political, and financial demanding situations that might accompany potent motion, they give thought to the load to the taxpayer and the logistics of relocating landmarks and infrastructure, together with toxic-waste websites. in addition they convey readers the choice: hundreds of thousands of environmental refugees, with out valid potential to regain what they've got misplaced. The authors finish with powerful ways for addressing climate-change denialism and robust arguments for altering U.S. federal coastal-management policies.

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