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■Class discussion: Should we spend billions of dollars trying to stop natural erosion along ocean shorelines? What about levees and dams to control natural river flooding and erosion? How many of the world's people live near the the rising oceans? Why have humans always settled near oceans and rivers where they perpetually face the threat of flooding or severe storms? Should the government discourage shoreline building as ocean levels continue to rise amidst climate change?
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