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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:00 AM

1. Worst case, but always needing examination, especially

as the anxiety it creates helps empower us to avoid and/or mitigate the most probable case.

Btw, somewhere on the web is a commercial study I found of what areas of Florida's current coastline are expected to be protected by seawalls and raised ground. Almost all. Most is already very expensive property, the economic lives of all but good residential properties are already short anyway, and retrofitting to meet rising waters will be a normal part of redevelopment. And, of course, taxpayers will take many hits to help pay the costs. Some very limited areas where rivers flow into the sea are problematic.

When our waterfront mobile home coop finally gives in and sells to a developer, probably because of sea level rise and unwillingness of owners to pay the expenses of redevelopment to deal with it (ah, but if we get sympathetic government, maybe tax dollars will pay most?!?), the developer will build a high rise on a raised platform like other newer nearby developments. And if they only last 30-40 years, that's pretty much their expected economic lifespan anyway.

Not to say the climate crisis isn't a huge calamity for humanity, only that it won't all play out as unmitigated worst case. In the case of those condos, how would they fare if the U.S. and its governments became increasingly poor if current trends, including the many unrelenting costs of constant needed big changes and recovering from disasters from climate crises, continued? How will Florida fare?

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