Climate change adaptation: Donald Trump edition
Posted by Evan Herrnstadt on November 11, 2008
“Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.” — The Donald.
Maldives is considering directing some of its tourism revenue into a dedicated investment fund. The nation, three feet above sea level, plans to buy dry land if climate change leads to rapidly rising sea levels:
Mohamed Nasheed, a former political prisoner who was sworn in Tuesday as the country’s first democratically elected president, named Sri Lanka and India as possible spots for a refuge, according to the BBC.
I’m impressed by the foresight, which I suppose would help alleviate some of the otherwise inevitable refugee issues. How many Pacific Island enclaves will the future bring? And, extending this to the domestic context, will the wide-open spaces of the Mountain West and Alaska be flooded by Floridians as they flee the coastline and buy up ranches?