And so it begins...."some homeowners might find themselves on the wrong side of a closed wall when storm waters rise"

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    Jun 18, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Because of its unusual circumstances, Norfolk, VA might be one of the first casualities as the climate changes...even if it becomes The Netherlands of the East Coast.

    Built on sinking ground, Norfolk tries to hold back tide amid sea-level rise

    "Tides rise daily, but as the climate warms, seas have risen and pushed up the Chesapeake Bay around Norfolk a few inches each year, scientists said. In the spring tidal cycle, waters sometimes rise a foot or more above normal.

    Worse, the ground is sinking in Tidewater, as Hampton Roads is also known. It sits in the nation’s largest known geologic impact crater, an Ice Age formation that’s causing land to drop about seven inches every century, accounting for about one-third of the sea-level change."

    [url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/built-on-sinking-ground-norfolk-tries-to-hold-back-tide-amid-sea-level-rise/2012/06/17/gJQADUsxjV_story.html
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    So we'll wait to see what happens to them before we decide if change is needed, right? I applaud them for their noble sacrifice.