Hurricane Sandy caused $65 billion in damage to the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States.
Most of the states are on the Atlantic seaboard.
Scientists agree that sea level will rise in the next 80-90 years.
A month after Hurricane Sandy hit, there was damage to a Staten Island neighborhood.
Delaware is preparing for a rise in sea level of 1.5 meters, while Maine is preparing for a rise of 2 meters.
Increasing resilience against the impacts of sea level rise and climate change means investing heavily in infrastructure and imposing planning controls on residential development.
Some local governments, influenced by real estate interests and property owners, have passed resolutions against sea level rise policies.
In North Carolina, where a state panel of engineers and scientists concluded that the sea will likely rise 39 inches by century's end, the legislature passed a bill in 2012 banning acknowledging rising sea levels when considering coastal development.
Some of the state's most expensive real estate is at risk.
The legislature decided to wait until a new study is completed in 2016 rather than using any projection at all.
This type of debate can be found on the internet.
The trade in goods and services consume 86 percent of the world's goods and is one of the most striking outcomes of globalization.
The legacy of the historical geography of the world-system circuits, or flows, of investment, trade, and communication, between Europe are the three main disparities that connect these three geographic centers.
The quickening pace of change has caused parts of the alized, exploited, and neglected to be neglected.
Income perception has fallen across much of the peripheral world during the 1990s.
During the 1980s and 1990s, people's standard of living in the more affluent places and regions of the world has gone up, so that resentment at past colonial and imperial exploitation has gone down.
In 2010, the fifth of the world's population liv of the peripheral and semiperipheral regions had their economic and social practices modernized under the banner of modernization.
The bottom fifth is a recurring theme in the rest of the book.
Where the world's people live.
McWorld is a shorthand for the pop culture that is seen as exer and shallow in the world because of a desire for modernization.
This interpreta is underpinned by religious fundamentalism, traditional tribal tion of the United States, and opposition to Western materialism.
"McWorld" and "Jihad" are not special forces around the globe, use of "extraordinary rendi conducive to a healthy democracy or civil society" is what Bar tion says.
There is a marked disillusion in international environmental treaties and international aid with the West, especially within traditional Islamic agreements.
The world's societies don't always discuss what is less well known.
Most Americans think of moderniza economic environment in which the United States is not necessary and good, but many other people see it as ger able to achieve superiority through innovation, product the cause of their exploitation.
In most peripheral countries, design, productivity, and marketing have had to resort to military intervention in order to please a minority.
The decline of other developed countries is something that you think would be mitigated.
There is a story in a national newspaper about humanitarian aid.
The current phase of globalization involves a dis from an article that shows the increasing interdependence of a new geopolitical element that has been described place and region.