Geologist Robert Young On Rebuilding After Superstorm SandyThe complicated decision on whether to and how much to rebuilt coastlines after destruction from a major storm lies at the intersection of geology, climate change, sea level rise, preserving communities and livelihoods, and the economics of insurance risk and the real estate market.
Geologist Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University speaks passionately and authoritatively about these issues in a talk hosted by Tom Ashbrook on OnPointRadio.
As he says; The map of the coastal U.S. 50 years on will look very different from now and we need a national plan to get from here to there. Its good to hear a geologist at the center of this discussion.
Listen: After Big Storms: Rebuild Or No?