If not now, when? Should we delay until the next disaster that costs us billions of dollars and irreplaceable human lives? This is the time. How many consecutive seasons of "hundred year" or "five hundred year" storms do we endure before waking up and addressing this issue? Innocent lives are at stake, the economy is at stake, and our basic way of life is at stake. Who better than our great nation to lead what will probably be the greatest societal and technological shift since the industrial revolution?