THE SHORE LINE, 2014

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The Shore Line explores the increasing threat of rising sea levels on coastlines around the world through a collection of on-line stories.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy,Thphoon Haiyan in the Philipines, and other recent global weather disasters, a growing number of people are realizing that shorelines and coastal communities are in danger of being underwater by the end of this century. Over the next twenty years, we will likely begin to see increasing numbers of climate change ‘refugees’ and some low-lying island nations such as Kiribati may no longer exist at all. Tensions around how to plan for the future and who should be involved are expected to increase over the next few years. The Shore Line will explore who is most vulnerable and what solutions are emerging with rising sea-levels.

This collaborative documentary project will bring together stories of residents, scientists, urban planners, teachers, students, activists, and artists.  Our goal is to feature innovative approaches to coastal protection and to promote dialogue. Collaborators from around the world will be able to learn about what other individuals are doing to protect the world’s coastlines.

Do you have a personal connection to the coast? Send us you’re your shore line story.

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