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Ferocity from the sea, part 2

Past super storms have overwhelmed protective efforts

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The cleanup from the so-called superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, has begun. More than one hundred people died and property damages will go into the tens of billions. Soon, the lights will be on, the gas stations back in operation, and the aftermath of the storm will be out of the daily news. I do not wish to contribute to the discussion concerning the reality or significance of manmade global warming, as the subject is beyond my ...

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November 11, 2012
9:07 a.m.

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I draw a different conclusion, Russ. We simply built too close to water. The only rational solution is to begin the abandonment of waterfront properties with the assumption that water levels will rise 20 to 100 feet over the next few hundred years. Failing to do that assures continued loss and misery.