So proud to share this excellent piece of journalism produced by Climate Matters. It’s centered around Arizona Ave. in Atlantic City, New Jersey but it is really about hundreds of towns and thousands of people who live along America’s coasts. The seas are rising and the risk to people and property is very real.
“…the federal government has done little to protect the residents of Arizona Avenue, or the millions of other working class and poor Americans who live near bays up and down the East Coast, from a worsening flooding crisis. Seas are rising as pollution from fossil fuel burning, forest losses and farming fuels global warming, melting ice and expanding ocean water. With municipal budgets stretched thin, lower-income neighborhoods built on low-lying land are enduring some of the worst impacts.”