A Lesson to Learn from the British


Politicians in the community of the Isle of Wight in Britain have organized a pair of studies to determine the risk of and put in place preventative measures to deal with sea level rise.  This risk assessment, while viewed as a precaution at this point due to a lack of imminent danger, will allow for better planning for the future.  As seen in coastal communities, such as Miami or New York City, waiting for a disaster and responding to it can be disastrous, while a look at the Netherlands and these studies in Britain show that taking preventative measures when dealing with sea level rise, storm surge, and coastal erosion can save a country/city from severe economic impacts.   While the initial investment may seem like it isn’t feasible, it can be beneficial in the long run if it saves the city/state/country from a lot of damage.