East Coast Beaches Are Disappearing, And Nobody's Listening

06/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Josh Harkinson The Climate Desk

Surveying the armored shoreline, Jim Titus explains how the natural sinking of the shoreline and slow but steady sea-level rise, mostly due to climate change, have driven the bay's water more than a foot higher over the past century.

Titus has decided to speak out. He's crisscrossed the country to meet with state and local officials in coastal areas, urging them to start planning now for the slow-motion flood. Yet his warnings have mostly fallen on deaf ears.

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