Photo Gallery US East Coast's Watery Future

New York City and New Bern, North Carolina both face the same prospective rise in sea levels, but while one is preparing for the worst, the other is doing nothing on principle. A glimpse into America's contradictory climate change planning.
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Foto: DER SPIEGEL; Satellitenbild: Google Earth
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Foto: SPENCER PLATT/ AFP
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Foto: Charles Sykes/ AP
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Foto: TOM MIHALEK/ REUTERS
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Foto: CARLO ALLEGRI/ REUTERS
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Foto: SPENCER PLATT/ AFP