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We knew about this already - Reuters is reporting yet another United Nations report that says global warming and population growth are increasing vulnerability to floods. This time they say there'll be 1 billion people exposed to the threat by 2050.

I didn't go back and re-read before posting, but if I remember right that's much the same as what the Pew Oceans Commission said about coastal sprawl and what the UN has been saying about megacities for years. Coastal cities' ecological footprints spread a lot farther than the emissions plume - more people means more traffic means more greenhouse gas means...surf's up!

So what's the answer? Berms, dikes, canals, and everyone driving a Prius?

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