“We are all from New Orleans now”

“We are all from New Orleans now,” writes Mike Tidwell at the Nation:

Retreat, of course, is no one’s first choice. But adapting means committing fully to the New Orleans model. It means potentially thousands of miles of levees and floodwalls across much of the East Coast. And that’s just to handle the rising sea.

If we choose to remain on the coasts, big tasks await us.