J. Besl is a writer in Anchorage, Alaska, where he writes about environmental change and contributes research stories for local universities. He has a master’s degree in water security from the University of Saskatchewan.
Around the world, communities are bracing for sea level rise: the Netherlands is stabilizing its dikes, Senegal is relocating neighbourhoods, Indonesia is moving its entire capital city. These projects are hefty, expensive and slow. But they may need to pick up the pace.