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Author Pilkey, Orrin H., 1934- author
Title Sea level rise : a slow tsunami on America's shores / Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. and Keith C. Pilkey
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  363.738 P644 2019    AVAILABLE  -  30500101565219
Descript xv, 190 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Flee the sea : climate refugees -- The end of the Inupiat way of life -- Lord willing and the creek don't rise : sunny day flooding -- Dirty waters and worried minds : health concerns in an age of climate change -- The front line in the battle : the U.S. military -- At-risk coastal environments : is resilience futile? -- The environmental impact of surging seas : life at the edge -- Inundated infrastructure : imperiled energy facilities -- Coastal catastrophes : cities on the brink -- Under water : National Flood Insurance and climate gentrification -- What to do about sea level rise
The consequences of twenty-first-century sea level rise on the United States and its nearly 90,000 miles of shoreline will be immense: Miami and New Orleans will disappear; many nuclear and other power plants, hundreds of wastewater plants and toxic waste sites, and oil production facilities will be at risk; port infrastructures will need to be raised; and over ten million Americans fleeing rising seas will become climate refugees. In this book, the authors argue that the only feasible response along much of the U.S. shoreline is an immediate and managed retreat. Among many topics, they examine sea level rise's effects on coastal ecosystems, health, and native Alaskan coastal communities. They also provide guidelines for those living on the coasts or planning on moving to or away from them, as well as the steps local governments should take to prepare for this unstoppable, impending catastrophe
Link Online version: Pilkey, Orrin H., 1934- Sea level rise. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019 9781478006374 (DLC) 2019005519
Subject National Flood Insurance Program (U.S.)
Sea level -- United States
Environmental refugees -- United States
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- United States
Climatic changes -- Health aspects -- United States
Climatic changes -- Political aspects -- United States
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- United States
Shore protection -- United States
Flood insurance -- United States
Alt Author Pilkey, Keith C., 1965- author
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