Coastal real estate has always been a moving target

NY Times:

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate

Homeowners are slowly growing wary of buying property in the areas most at risk, setting up a potential economic time bomb in an industry that is struggling to adapt.
Over 50 years ago when I was taking a geology course as an undergraduate at the University of Texas in Austin we were taken on a field trip to explore limestone that is native to the area.  One of the things we learned is that this limestone had fossils of sea creatures even though at the time we were hundreds of miles from the Gulf of Mexico.  What that tells me is that long before "climate change" was an issue the seas were coming and going, and burning fossil fuels had nothing to do with it.

The fact is that with or without "climate change" coastal areas are a dynamic environment with constant changes.  Just look at the history of such places as Atlantis and more recently remains of an ancient city were found off the coast of Egypt.  What that tells me is that man has minimal control over the changes of the coast and must learn to adapt to those changes.


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