Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change by Orrin H Pilkey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. It suffered from an immense category five hurricane with 174mph winds combined with a 28 foot storm surge. Safety measures put in place failed, either because of poor design or substandard materials. Two thousand deaths and $100b of damages later it was one of the worst storms ever to hit America.
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