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What Can Congress Do To Prepare For Sea Level Rise?

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In this podcast, we explore several of the many opportunities Congress can focus on to help America adapt to rising seas. 

What help will Washington give to home and business owners who face costly adaptation and, in some cases, retreat measures, through no fault of their own?

Is the nation's public health system ready for treatment of mental health concerns as established neighborhoods change?

Can the U.S. Department of Agriculture promote the use of raised fields in vulnerable areas?

How will Washington deal with adverse credit scores by people who must choose between paying their mortgages and saving to move away from flooded zones?

How will the U.S. Small Business Administration handle intruding waters?

Will forced place insurance in mortgages become a national problem as traditional insurers decline to write coverages?

How will the tax code deal with the insistent oceans?

How many jobs can be created by responsible sea level rise adaptation programs?

Host Mitch Chester discusses these topics and more. 

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