In response to the opinion article "Think big to protect our South Shore" [Opinion, Sept. 16], I could not agree more that we must consider all possible solutions, including movable barriers, to protect against future devastation from powerful storms.

The straightforward solution would be a gradually rising fee on carbon emission, as our economy transitions to green technologies.

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However, the only solutions approached in this discussion are adaptation measures against rising sea levels. To safeguard against extreme weather events from a changing climate, we must transition to a low-carbon economy.

Spencer Schecht, Hauppauge