A tale of two cities: Atlantic City and Miami Beach respond to rising sea levels
Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Miami Beach, Florida have long been among the most popular tourist resort towns on the US Atlantic Coast. Both cities are dealing with the drastic threats of climate change. Hurricane Sandy, the powerful storm that battered the New Jersey in 2012, may be a sample of the more powerful storms to come. Miami Beach is increasingly subject to inundation by "king tides" even when the sun is shining. This article looks at how each city is dealing with these disasters.
By Oliver Milman
March 20, 2017