Title

Coalition Building at the Water's Edge

Authors

Elizabeth Rush

Source

Island Journal

Date

2019

Pages

10-12

Abstract

Internet groups and message boards are allowing residents of low-lying, flood-prone neighborhoods to share resources and get help, both during and after a flood. Development of wetlands, which absorb storm surges and heavy rainfall, increases flooding in adjacent neighborhoods. People are starting to fight back, organizing via Zoom meetings and filing lawsuits. The author argues that resilience is not just about the natural world's ability to absorb the impacts of climate change, but also human beings' ability to build coalitions.

Subjects

Resilience (Ecology), Floods, Environmentalists, Coalitions

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