Rising tides already threaten major cities and military bases around the country. Now it's predicted that sea levels will increase ten times faster than estimated before. Are public officials playing down the danger? Is there any way to prepare?
Also, Puerto Rico's debt crisis deepens with a missed payment. On today's Talking Point, judges in Pennsylvania may soon be sentencing convicts not just for crimes they've committed…but for crimes they might commit in the future. Should "risk assessment" determine how long they go behind bars?
Photo: Significant flooding in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the city's flood protection systems (US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Niemi)