Typical scaremongering and climaderangement from the Cult of Climastrology
(Motherboard) Vancouver prides itself on being a coastal city, nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific. Like every other part of the world, it’s under threat from climate change, as warming temperatures cause sea levels to creep ever-higher. The city is looking at many options to hold back the rising water—and for the first time, retreat from the coast is one of them.
This week, Vancouver officials put out a report laying out plenty of options to deal with sea level rise, including barriers, dykes, and seawalls. But it also suggests that, at least in some parts of the city, they may want to consider just getting people out of the way. The option of retreat from the coast is on the table in Vancouver, and other cities might soon follow. (snip)
According to the report, retreat in Vancouver would involve the city buying up residences and other property and ‘re-naturalizing’ them. This means essentially allowing them to flood, in order to protect other areas. Of course, many residents of the city—where the average price of a detached home is well over $1 million—may not be eager to up and move. (snip)
Doug Smith, who is Vancouver’s director of sustainability, said that while retreating from sea level rise is “really a last case or worst case scenario,” it was important to present all available options as the city decides how to tackle the problem.
“It’s on the table, and I think just from a due diligence perspective we need to have that honest conversation with people,” he said.
Yes, let’s have an honest conversation, via the old meme about a picture saying 1,000 words at .12 feet over 100 years
That comes from NOAA. ‘Nuff said.