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What Protecting The Coast From The Rising Ocean Will Cost

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Many of the responses to climate change action initiatives come back to a simple question: what will this cost?  The Center for Climate Integrity provides answers for coastal communities around the country.  

CCI made estimates for what coastal communities will pay for seawalls and similar structures to hold back a rising ocean.  Example: close to $750 Billion for Lane County alone, and that's not the most expensive figure for Oregon.  Sverre LeRoy, scientist with CCI, joins us for more figures and the methods used to calculate them.
 
 

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