Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040 (via the Guardian)

Seawalls could cost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, with Florida facing $76bn, report finds.

Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report.

And the billions involved will represent just a fraction of adaptation efforts governments in coastal states will have to fund if they do not want to simply retreat.

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/us-rising-seas-defense-seawalls-cost-report

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