Water’s Edge: The crisis of rising sea levels

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 8.02.48 AMAs the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores.  A Reuters analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly struggles with a relentless foe, while Congress debates whether climate change is real and outdated government policies provide a perverse incentive for continued development of the coastline.