The Water Will Come
In this book, Goodell dutifully tracks down the people who are working on those "solutions" — the Miami Beach engineers who are raising city streets and buildings; their Venetian counterparts who are building a multibillion-dollar series of inflatable booms that can hold back storm tides. In every case, the engineering is dubious, not to mention hideously expensive. And more to the point, it's all designed for the relatively mild two- or three-foot rises in sea level that used to constitute the worst-case scenarios. Such tech is essentially useless against the higher totals we now think are coming, a fact that boggles most of the relevant minds—from Bill McKibben, Washington Post
Questions to Ponder:
- After reading this, are you motivated to join the movement to combat climate change?
- Does this account “boggle” your mind? 3. What did you learn that you did not know before?
- Do you think much of the solution to climate change effects lies in engineering ways to adjust and adapt?
- General thoughts?