Just weeks ago, President Biden made more memories in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where he usually vacations. His second home in nearby North Shores is less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and, like many homes in beach communities, is in danger of being washed away due to flooding caused by climate change. CNN reports that research by climate analysis group First Street Foundation has a high probability of flooding the property within the next five years.
Although it falls under FEMA’s 100-year flood zone, that designation could change in light of climate-aggravated disasters. FEMA’s flood zone system is shockingly outdated. Even FEMA admits it. And Biden is aware that climate change is upon everyone, having previously called the climate crisis “the number one problem facing humanity.” But climate activists who traveled to the Rehoboth Beach area earlier this summer weren’t exactly lucky to reach the President about an emergency that affects us all.