Galveston: Rising Gulf, Coastal Erosion Vex Development Planning

"Work was scarce for architect David Mullican and many Galveston Island builders after hurricane Ike. As damages were assessed, insurance claims disputed and homes were repaired piecemeal, Mullican was out of work for more than a year."

"Beyond the structural devastation and slower-than-hoped-for recovery, the storm renewed a perennial debate on the island: how to balance the needs of coastal dwelling Texans – a tough bunch who won’t give up their land to Mother Nature or development policy without a fight -- with the threat of a rising ocean and the coastal destruction accompanying it."

David Barer reports for Texas Climate News August 6, 2012.

Source: Texas Climate News, 08/07/2012