-1/27/2015 At 530 pm,

At the height of high tide, homes and businesses are surrounded by the ocean flooding over the seawall in Brant Rock, Marshfield, Jan. 27, 2015.

Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro) JOHN TLUMACKI It is not possible for the public to ignore any longer the changes that accelerating climate change is making to our physical world. Thank goodness for trained experts like Richard W. Murray and Daniel P. Schrag for making their case in “Managing rising seas may require a managed retreat” (Opinion, May 31).

They are helping “we the public” accept what we already know but lack the encouragement to do anything about. Murray and Schrag are realists, and we should be encouraged, not made afraid, by knowing that there are real actions that can be taken and supported by an informed public.

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