Danya Rumore, Larry Susskind, Collective Climate Adaptation: Can Games Make a Difference?, The Solutions Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 19-24 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/collective-climate-adaptation-can-games-make-a-difference/) Abstract: A New Focus on Adaptation following Hurricane Sandy There are quite a few people in New York and New Jersey who want the government to do something. They want to make sure that the horrendous effects of Hurricane Sandy are not repeated in the years ahead. In the Northeast, the unusual “superstorm” resulted in extensive property loss and more than 100 deaths. Current estimates are that the storm caused more than $60 billion in damage in New York and New Jersey alone.1 What are the things that local, state, and federal agencies can do to reduce the risks associated with destructive storms? They can build massive seawalls, breakwaters, or other barriers to keep high tides and storm surges from plowing into unprotected areas. The Dutch and the Italians have made major investments along these lines. Or they can create new tidal wetlands and sand dunes to block water before it reaches homes and businesses along the waterfront. A third option would be to buy out landowners in … Topics: Climate Change