Christian’s Climate Story
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08204
How are you sensing climate change?
Atlantic City is now in the position of needing a plan for managed retreat due to rising sea levels. As a stopgap measure, houses are being fortified and retrofitted to adapt to recurring damages and maintain some form of lifestyle continuance. Still, many families were enticed to move to affordable housing when it was rapidly developed on poorly filled-in land. Now, without the means of mobility to avert the threat, many families are subject to annual flooding.
How do these changes make you feel?
They make me feel sad and upset that local leaders are so glib about the impending threat. So many current leaders have tacitly or overtly said they won’t be alive when the coast is truly uninhabitable. It seems like flagrant disregard for current and future residents. It makes it feel like the fragile retreats we may have taken for granted as ever-present institutions or amenities always available are diminishing.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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