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When regularly and then permanently flooded in sea level rise vulnerable areas, homeowners will not want to make a choice between paying their existing mortgage obligations or, alternatively, defaulting and trying to qualify for a new place to live. Bad credit and a judgment against the borrowers would result from a default on the original mortgage commitments, making it almost impossible for the homeowners to qualify for a new loan.
To confront this scenario, society needs solutions for the near future. In this podcast, we explore one such opportunity for creative finance which is also environmentally smart.
Join sea level rise commentator Mitch Chester for a brief examination of this key issue.
For more information, please visit www.SLRAmerica.org and www.SLRSouthFlorida.com.
As sea level rise ascends as a priority issue for the general population in vulnerable regions, legislatures and real estate professionals need to consider fair and reasonable rising sea notice statutes in residential and even commercial realty transactions.
If we can warn potential buyers about lead based paint and radon gas, surely we can make them aware of ocean inundation issues.
The failure to take on such initiatives on a state-by-state basis can result in litigation, not to mention broken dreams of residential property purchasers and business owners.
Join host Mitch Chester for a quick examination of Sea Level Rise Disclosure forms.
For more information, please visit www.SLRAmerica.org.
If political leadership at the state level is missing with regard to rising seas, it is foreseeable that citizens groups may proactively demand public policy action through the constitutional amendment process.
These "citizen initiatives" would be consistent with responsibly addressing adaptation to swelling oceans in affected states if governors and state legislators fail to prepare for changing coastlines.
Join host Mitch Chester for a brief exploration of how rising seas may affect the wording of state constitutions.
For more information, please visit SLRAmerica.org.
Reports of scientific studies and local government initiatives to deal with the challenge of swelling oceans fill the internet and traditional media daily. Technical experts dealing with sea level rise are hard at work in South Florida, California, the Carolinas, New York, Virginia and other vulnerable areas the world over.
But responsible action on sea level rise issues requires another dimension of planning, for which we have just begun.
Wall Street has a role to play too, as does your local bank and credit union. You have a personal financial role as well.
Monetary and budgeting strategies to cope with sea level rise, for the average homeowner, renter and small business owner need to be crafted today...to be ready for tomorrow.
In this episode, we explore some proposed tools and blueprints that financial institutions, consumers and governments should consider to properly plan for the near-term.
Failure to adapt your financial roadmap today will result in missed options tomorrow.
Here we cover the comments of Dr. Leonard Berry Director of the Florida Center For Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University and South Florida Attorney and sea level rise advocate Mitch Chester on this vital aspect of preparing for rising seas.
Contact Mr. Chester here.
The July 3, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone features an incredibly compelling article by former Vice President Al Gore. Entitled, "The Turning Point," Mr. Gore stresses we will ultimately prevail over climate change...but that irreversible serious damage is taking place.
Stating there is a climate change "tunnel" and we are "well into it," Mr. Gore urges us to "put a price on climate denial in our politics." He discusses major economic trends in the climate change battle. In this show, we go one step beyond the Rolling Stone article...With regard to rising seas, I discuss how society also needs to put a value on responsible financial preparedness to protect the millions in harm's way as the oceans grow. Call it Sea Level Rise Financial Literacy.
Join host Mitch Chester for a short, but compelling look at how your level of financial understanding can get you, your family and your community, ready for the consequences of sea level rise.
In the past few days, the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury released a comprehensive and important report entitled, "Rising Sea Levels...At Our Doorstep."
In this broadcast, we explore some key points raised by the panel and its recommendations. Charged with assessing how rising sea levels "will most likely affect the City of San Francisco," and what the City is doing to address the challenge, the Grand Jury notes, "We are currently at the cusp of the future in terms of sustainability." It adds, "The threat is real; the time to act is now."
Join host Mitch Chester for a quick review of major points contained in the report.
For more information about legal and financial issues connected with sea level rise, visit www.SLRAmerica.org.
It has already started to happen. Coastal areas of the United States are experiencing the symptoms of rising seas. In fact, sea level rise is affecting you and your community now.
This program is focused on the practical effects of rising seas, and what encroaching oceans means for businesess and your family.
Your host is Mitch Chester, a Southeast Florida resident and attorney. Join us as we explore the many complex dimensions of sea level rise.
For more information, visit www.SLRAmerica.org and www.SLRSouthFlorida.com.
From dust fragments to planets. How does it happen? What mysterious forces mold the planets together? Find out when we discuss how planets form making reference to some of the greatest scientific thinkers like Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton.
Please join Melissa and me Monday, June 23, 2014 at 8 pm EDT for an enlightening discussion of the rise of the planets.
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The threat of a pandemic has been tested by authorities several times. Bio-weapons serve the elite agenda of depopulation and tyranny. Now Ebola and other deadly germs are spreading. It is essential to support the immune system with antioxidants and other help, while we prepare to get away to a self-sufficient, isolated rural location if quarantines and/or vaccinations are likely to be enforced by martial law.
This very serious question is being asked by no one on the political landscape. There are pockets of citizens and occasionally elected officials who talk about Tyranny in general. Almost no one talks about Tyranny all around us in the form of elected representatives – judges – government agencies etc.
I maintain and I think you will see this fact as we travel together from our current situation as a country to the country ruled over by the King of England. Are there any similarities between these very distant times? Indeed there are and as you'll see today we are ruled over ( notice I said ruled over ) by people that would make King George lll green with envy.
In fact King George must be rolling in his grave to think of the price he and mother England paid for the transgressions noted by our founders compared to today’s rulers transgressions. I use the term rulers rather than representatives for a reason. “We the People” are supposed to be in charge of our government. Do you feel or think you are in charge of the government? I'll answer for you without ever meeting you – No!
A couple hundred years ago the people referred to as colonists would have answers the same question – No! Fellow American it is not supposed to be this way. We are supposed to be the land of the free with liberty. People like that would never answer no to my question. Much of what you feel is wrong is indeed wrong but it started before you were born – it's all you've ever known.
When it comes to rising seas, the U.S. tax code is not ready. Neither are the IRS regulations.
The federal definition of "Casualty Loss" does not seem to cover owner's losses when ocean waters permanently steal properties.
Given established scientific projections concerning sea level rise, Congress needs to undertake a detailed review of the "casualty loss" term and broaden it to be ready for financial losses due to swelling oceans.
The tax code was never written to address sea level rise. Now it must.
Join host Mitch Chester for a brief exploration of an issue that will confront communities across the nation, and the halls of government.
For more information, please visit www.SLRAmerica.org, and SLRSouthFlorida.com.