A new EPA report on the effects of climate change on the Mid-Atlantic region provides more rreaosns to begin to worry more about the well being of the coastal region. As the authors put it:
"At the current rate of sea-level rise, coastal residents and businesses have been
responding by rebuilding at the same location, relocating, holding back the sea by coastal engineering, or some combination of these approaches. With a substantial acceleration of sea-level rise, traditional coastal engineering may not be economically or environmentally sustainable in some areas."
For the complete report, go to: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/coastal/sap4-1.html.