Climate-Change-Focused Politicians Paying Top Dollar for Oceanfront Property
Excerpt: Former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are reportedly looking at buying a $14.85 million dollar mansion on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The estate overlooks the coastal Edgartown Great Pond. “A thin strip of beach called a ‘barrier beach’ separates the shoreline of the Pond from the Atlantic Ocean. Four times a year the narrowest portion of the barrier beach is cut open to the Atlantic Ocean.” Former vice president Joe Biden “purchased a $2.7 million, 4,800-square-foot vacation house near the water in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to go along with his primary residence.” John Delaney also has a waterfront home in Rohobeth Beach. Do these seem like people concerned about rising sea levels and more intense hurricanes driven by climate change?