national geographic magazine article on sea level rise

the septemer 2013 issue of national geographic tackles the contentious subject of what to do about sea level rise, focusing on the after-effects of superstorm sandy.  the article questions:


"As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas?...The idea that the sea is going to rise—a lot—hasn’t really sunk in yet. Of the thousands of people in New York State whose homes were badly damaged or destroyed by Sandy’s surge, only 10 to 15 percent are expected to accept the state’s offer to buy them out at their homes’ pre-storm value. The rest plan to rebuild."