More severe storms and rising seas will inexorably push the American coastline inland with profound impact on communities, infrastructure, and natural systems. In A New Coast, Jeffrey Peterson presents the science behind predictions for coastal impacts and explains how current policies fall short of what’s needed to prepare for these changes.
Peterson outlines a framework of bold, new national policies and funding to support local and state governments. He calls for engagement of citizens, the private sector, as well as local and national leaders in a “campaign for a new coast.”
Read Chapter 13 of the book, Novel Challenges of Storms and Rising Seas.