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Old 08-27-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Is it something that sits in the back of your mind or are you thinking of making plans to move inland in the future?
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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Is it something that sits in the back of your mind or are you thinking of making plans to move inland in the future?
Ask Obama. He just bought a $15 million oceanfront property. On an island (Martha's Vineyard), no less.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: North Seattle
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Nope and judging by housing prices, neither is anyone else.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:14 PM
 
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I live in Miami, and no. If it happens, it will be after I'm dead. I think it's just common sense if you want to buy real estate by the ocean you need to prepare yourself for the risk the coastline erodes and damages your property. Most people consider that risk to be worth the award of seeing the ocean everyday.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:21 PM
 
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..hawaii...the locals will tell you never live close to the coast...nothing to do with climate change...can you say, tsunami?
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:31 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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..hawaii...the locals will tell you never live close to the coast...nothing to do with climate change...can you say, tsunami?
I live close enough to the coast as it is. I don't have to worry about a tunami, but hurricanes can cause some wicked ish even tis far inland. (See also Hurricane Hugo)
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm originally from the New Orleans area and live closer to Baton Rouge now. One of the reasons I won't live in New Orleans again, along with crime and traffic and overcrowding, is indeed the flooding risk. The house I grew up in flooded during Katrina though I wasn't living in it anymore. HOWEVER I don't blame global warming for it. That has more to do with development patterns, the levee systems, and pumping systems (which are heavily outdated) and some of the oil infrastructure in the coastal wetlands. Not just NO but many of the suburbs like Metairie and Kenner are below sea level, though the biggest threats seem to come from Lake Pontchartrain.

Sometimes during major hurricanes there's a storm surge from the coast up the Mississippi, but that also has nothing to do with global warming. And I don't believe hurricanes are caused by global warming.

I don't believe in human caused climate change theory, the climate has never been constant throughout history. I also do support our oil and gas industry here in Louisiana though more needs to be done to stop the erosion of coastal wetlands for flood protection purposes. But any flooding concerns I have in Louisiana has nothing to do with Al Gore style global warming theory.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:36 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I moved away from the ocean due to annual floods. Every year we'd have the 100 year flood. Also the ocean water was warming up and we were starting to get sharks. I don't know the cause but houses falling into the sea were becoming more common and bringing in truckloads of sand doesn't help for very long.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:36 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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People in other parts of the country love to point out Louisiana's flooding risk but the same is true up north. In fact look at New York City and Atlantic City during Sandy. Wasn't the NYC subway closed for weeks and totally waterlogged? I understand large parts of the Jersey Shore including Atlantic City were also submerged and that AC is also sinking and may not exist in 50 years based on global warming acolytes. Which means Manhattan will also be underwater?
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I live within walking distance of the beach... I am not worried in the least.
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