The federal government may no longer help to slow global warming.
Will they continue to pay to prevent its damage?
It may seem wrong to use public money to save private structures, but if we accept that federal and state funds should be used to help protect the shoreline, it seems that lifting buildings 12 to 18 feet off the ground is a lot cheaper than beach and dune restoration, or building breakwaters, levees, or hurricane barriers. Raising structures will also save money by reducing expected FEMA flood insurance payouts if they were left at ground level.
Because it’s a Chinese hoax, Washington may soon shut down all efforts against the causes of global warming. Let’s hope they continue to support this and other programs across the country – against flooding, drought, wildfires, health problems and more – to fight the effects of the hoax.