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The problems with rebuilding beaches Building a border at 4,600 meters 2 days ago   06:37

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Beach nourishment is the latest chapter in a never-ending tale of erosion.

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About 80 to 90 percent of sandy beaches along America's coastlines are eroding. This is a problem because the developments humans build near them are static. So as beaches shrink, coastal hazards can threaten to damage or destroy homes and businesses while negatively impacting tourism that depends on the beach.

The most popular strategy to counter these risks is a process called beach nourishment. Coastal engineers will add new sand to an eroding beach in order to rebuild or expand the shoreline.
Watch the video above to learn more about how beach nourishments can help defend the coast but are problematic as a long-term solution.

For more, here are the links to our sources for this video:
Randall Parkinson on beach nourishment and climate change mitigation:
https://research.fit.edu/media/site-specific/researchfitedu/coast-climate-adaptation-library/united-states/florida/east-coast-mainland/Parkinson--Ogurcak.--2018.--Sustainability-of-Beach-Nourishment..pdf
ProPublica reporting on the high costs related to preserving vulnerable beaches:
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-high-cost-of-preserving-vulnerable-beaches

And for a closer look at the “feedback loop,” read a report on how researchers determined the link between nourishments and development along the coast: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016EF000425

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Beaches aren't the only area where economic disparities are hurting communities. Check out our video on how "levee wars" are making flooding worse: http://bit.ly/2ryAHcN
Princessa1621 1621
*Laughs in Island girl*
Valley Retro Gaming
How about stop making houses on the coastlines?
C Wag
What happens to the shoreline animal life?
K11mberley 11
😳😳😳
joel kupsch
Doesn’t big ports city have this problem because off digging out big shipping lanes
Jerri Perkins
The problem is people keep stealing the sand and sell it for money.
txag07
Giant sand castles... essentially. :/
jim hughes
🙄
Matheus Cardoso
"a video by Carlos Waters" aaalright...
Soham Shetty
In 3:34 seconds you have written 2991
Christians9955
I wonder if australia has the same problem and same/other solutions
Danielle Tiley
Hey Vox, sent through an email

Please check it out.

It has to do with the story of BOSASA in South Africa.
Ken
I don't get it, they will rebuild beaches as long as it makes economic sense, whether that's the short run or long run (I.e multiplie short runs). Untill they develop a better solution it isn't really a problem if the solution is working. The larger developments are also happening in area that are likely to rebuild the beaches, and the development helps increase the ROI for building beaches, thus they will continue to build beaches... This isn't necessarily a bad thing
kylerm18
I'm surprised the video didn't mention how climate change is accelerating beach erosion, and how the number of nourishments will have to increase to keep pace with rising sea levels.
Rowlett54
They made a whole video crying about how we’re fixing beaches is a bad idea without even the inkling of a solution. Useless video!
Creepy Stares
typical. save the beaches for billions, can't help our poor or sick to be alive. We would pay for either, but only one makes money.
Peña Liekens
Annoying music. Thanks.
OldNewStock
Put in those tiny wooden planks that you can stub your toes on. They are very effective at stopping erosion.
DaNikschl
You didnt mention the tons of sand that are being dug out of the sea everyday for making cement, which cause the beach sand to slide back in the sea into the now spare spots , an action that just speeds up the process of beaches losing their sand
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