I’m not sure what’s more frightening here. The lack of competence displayed by local officials that are obviously unprepared for what’s already happening and what’s coming in the near future. Or the citizens that are expecting unrealistic, magic wand solutions. They just expect that local officials will just conjure up solutions on demand.
It’s magical thinking with statements being made in these stories that defy reality. Local officials, citizens and businesses are all just of the opinion that they can and will push forward and reality will bend to their will because they want it to.
It’s absolutely bonkers.
Local communities face hard questions about housing in the age of climate change : NPR
Today on The Sunday Story, a visit to three communities in America trying to balance the need for housing with the threat of climate-driven disaster.