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Coastal Risk Is Rising: How Will We Respond?

Event Date:

October 14, 2021 | 12:00 PM EDT TO 1:30 PM EDT
Grand Isle, LA

Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost approximately 2,000 square miles of land along its coastline...

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Join New America and the Pulitzer Center on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 12pm EDT for a virtual panel conversation on the risks to coastal communities. Future Land and Housing Fellow Dona Stewart will present her research and findings from her report “Coastal Risk is Rising: How Will We Respond?” Stewart will be joined by two other panelists, environmental reporter Halle Parker and author Jeff Goodell.

The conversation will be moderated by Yuliya Panfil, director of the Future of Land and Housing program at New America. The central question of the discussion is: How are coastal communities responding to sea rise?

The United States’ coastal communities makeup 40% of the country’s population and are home to 128 million people. With the increase in the number of storms and their severity in many coastal cities and towns, now more than ever before, it is important to address questions of infrastructure, and the question of whether to stay or go. Stewart’s research explores these challenging questions and how local and federal decision-makers are adapting to climate change, with an emphasis on managed retreat.

To register for this event, click here.

New America is a think tank based in Washington, D.C. with locations in California, Indianapolis, and Chicago. New America’s work is focused on public policy, technology, gender, national security, and more.

Parker is a Pulitzer Center grantee working on the Connected Coastlines project, Grand Isle: Louisiana's Last Barrier Island. She is an environment reporter at The Advocate and The Times-Picayune.

Goodell is the author of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.


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