Sea level rise comes with climate change. The Third National Climate Assessment, released May 6, 2014, projected a sea level rise of 1 to 4 feet by 2100 if carbon emissions continue at their present rate.
At that rate, much of District 27 would be several feet underwater, with high tides moving inland several miles.
A national policy that encourages the use of wind, solar, and tidal energy generation, together with a push toward greater fuel economy and energy efficiency can slow the sea level rise that could consume our children and our grandchildren.
I also support beach re-nourishment and coastal wetlands and coral reef restoration efforts, which will reduce the threat from storm surge flooding.