Today I went for a run in a neighborhood that is possibly more susceptible to climate change than any other in our country. Built on filled in marsh, this neighborhood in Norfolk “has experienced the highest relative increase in sea level on the East Coast — 14.5 inches since 1930” (NY Times). Although we’ve had some rain this week, there was none yesterday to warrant the standing water I encountered. There’s just nowhere for it to go. The neighborhood is full of lovely homes, many on waterfront…and many more that may soon be.
I edited this in Snapseed. Unfortunately the city and its residents don’t have such an easy fix for their predicament.