Coalition Building at the Water's Edge
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.
Resilience (Ecology), Floods, Environmentalists, Coalitions
Rush, Elizabeth, "Coalition Building at the Water's Edge" (2019). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 592.