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Blackburn: Current 'Ike Dike' plans fall short

Planners behind the "Ike Dike," the proposed Texas coastal barrier, should think bigger: the seawall should be built to withstand the extreme storms expected to come with climate change, says Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar Jim Blackburn. “They’re building for a Category 1 or 2 storm, but it’s the 3s, 4s and 5s that we should be building for as our planet warms." Read more at