The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

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.

20120519-085330.jpg

I edited this in Snapseed. Unfortunately the city and its residents don’t have such an easy fix for their predicament.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “The Rising Tide”

  1. LOVE this picture Sara! Don’t know why, but it was beautiful…despite the climate change issue.

    🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s