Skip to comments.Climate change prep will cost $18B (ocean rises faster in N.E. - only 11.57 years left)
Posted on 06/23/2019 4:49:03 AM PDT by Libloather
BOSTON Massachusetts will have to spend more than $18 billion to fortify its coastline against rising seas and monster storms fueled by a changing climate, according to a new report.
The report, compiled by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Climate Integrity - a nonprofit that supports states and communities that sue polluters - estimates the state would have to spend that much over the next 20 years to to fortify seawalls and other barriers to defend against erosion, flooding and other impacts of a warming planet.
Nationwide, 22 coastal states and Washington, D.C. will have to spend $400 billion collectively in that period to fend off the impacts of climate change, the report stated.
"As things stand, taxpayers are on the hook for all the costs," Richard Wiles, the group's executive director, said Wednesday during a phone briefing. The group says fossil fuel companies should be on the hook to "help communities adapt to the damage their products cost."
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Kennedys hardest hit?
Everyone on Cape Cod needs to be removed immediately.
There go those electoral college votes. Oh, wait.
Are you sure it is still 11.57 years?
Seems like we are moving forward, are you adjusting for the time remaining?
Just asking. Good post. :)
I cannot fathom the increase in agri production from even a half degree centigrade increase in average temperature.
Probably 1000 times that worldwide.
Any town that charges people to get on their beach should pay for it. Thats what the beach fees were for. Unless the towns used that money for other things. In that case, too bad.
I was taught in physics that water seeks its own level.....evidently not....who knew
This is a 50 year sea level trend for Boston MA. It is lower than it was in 1945! But, the chart is in mm/year. This whole thing IS A HOAX
It’s an iron-clad economic law that you get more of what you subsidize. In this case, we will get more high-dollar-value coastal development, regardless of the facts of meteorology.
My recalibration begins around July 20 or so.
You want to see D-party prep for bad waves see NOLA. Basically the D party is a criminal org that parcels out your money to its conspirators first and foremost.
Oh nose only 11.57 years left......
And condemn the houses in the Hamptons and turn it into a seal sanctuary.
A fight to block alternative fuel development that could replace oil-burning power plants for communities along the Nantucket Sound has created an unusual alliance on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy backing the fight against the green proposal.
Mr. Kennedy, a staunch environmentalist, opposes the Cape Wind project, which will place windmills in the sounds shallows to create electricity for customers in Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket.
Critics say the Massachusetts Democrat doesnt want the Cape Wind project in his own back yard along with 130 windmills that might clutter the water view of the Kennedy clans vacation home. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts junior senator and another key green ally, called attempts to derail the project an insult.
The left where I live has God on their side, and the water is rising so fast that taxes are rising faster! ( sarc.)
When will we get relief from the Chicken Little Syndrome ( THE SKY IS FALLING.....)?
STOP CLIMALARKY NOW!
How dumb do these people think we are? Pretty dang dumb apparently.
When they say you do. In the meantime, shaddap and pay up. Oh, and walk a whole lot more.
Try spending $18 billion without emitting more CO2 than before. It can't be done. Spending money is the same thing as consuming energy.
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