There is a problem with all of this. Number one is that THIS IS NOT GOING TO GET BETTER. The climate will only get worse with stronger hurricanes (Category 6 anyone? Or maybe a 7 at 300mph winds at beach level?) and with more and more water falling from the sky as evaporation continues to rise adding to the already 7% more water in the atmosphere we are already dealing with.
So…rebuild? On islands that are for all intents and purposes at sea level? Or rebuild structures on islands that HAVE NO NATURAL SOURCE OF FRESH WATER?
That’s…cognitive dissonance at its most extreme. The next hurricanes are due to come in next week, and the week after, and the week after that. The season isn’t over by any means unless the Atlantic is suddenly cooling off? Must have missed that in my reading of the science.
Next year’s storms will be worse. Forever in the foreseeable future. Humans are not about to let go of fossil fuels and solar panels and squiggly ligthbulbs just isn’t going to change a damned thing at this point.
My point? Time to start abandoning what is rapidly becoming untenable real estate. Harsh words yes, but the climate is going to be harsher…