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  •  Excellent diary, bbif. (3+ / 0-)
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    beach babe in fl, jayden, PeteZerria

    Here I am in NYC and didn't even know Coumo had come out in favor of buyouts in some areas.    Rising seas are a reality that can't be ignored and for some beachfront areas here there is no practical "fix".

    Contrast this with Christie and Bloomberg, from your article:

    But New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and New Jersey’s Christie have been relentlessly chanting the “rebuild” mantra.
    Bloomberg has placed a tremendous emphasis during his twelve years in office encouraging big luxury waterfront development in NYC.   So much money has already been invested by the city and the big real estate developers in these projects that talk not rebuilding in some areas could reduce confidence in luxury waterfront development in areas prone to flooding, but not areas that anyone is thinking of retreating from at this point.

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