2019-12-02 09:19:27

The Rising Seas Threatening Money Island and Coastal America



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Andrew S. Lewis, a contributing writer for Outside. He has also written for the New York Times Magazine and Guernica. His new book is called The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community’s Fight Against The Rising Seas Threatening Coastal America.

One of the oldest and most robust predictions of the impacts of climate change is that as the planet’s atmosphere warms, melting glaciers and greater precipitation will result in sea-levels rising.

Small island nations around the world know this and are actively feeling its impact. Here in the United States, one community’s struggle against rising sea levels is the subject of a new book called The Drowning of Money Island.

Located on the southern end of New Jersey, as part of a 40-mile stretch of Delaware Bay Beaches in Cumberland County, Money Island is a poor community whose travails are chronicled by my guest.

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