For John, BLUF: Prudent planning. Nothing to see here; just move along.
In today's issue of The Boston Globe is this letter from Mr Jack Clarke, Director of Public Policy, Mass Audubon Society, "Massachusetts needs a climate plan".
While I am not sure that the "end is near", the point Mr Clarke makes is excellent. It is prudent for us to work to determine what is needed in the future and to move to make those projects "Shovel Ready". Prior planning is prudent. It allows us to develop insights with regard to the issue of a rising sea level, but also it will reveal insights into other issues. As the saying goes:
Plans are nothing, planning is everything.Even if you think Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change is rubbish, you might find it prudent to invest in some forward planning. And, such planning represents a reasonable political compromise with those who believe the sky isDwight D. Eisenhower
Regards — Cliff