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As sea level rise and powerful storms erode the landscape, lack of moral compass erodes society

erosion:

e·ro·sion        /e’ rōZHen/
noun: erosion
1. the act or state of eroding; state of being eroded.
2. the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.
Origin:
First recorded in 1535-45, erosion is from the Latin word ērōsiōn- (stem of ērōsiō).: via French from Latin erosio(n-), from erodere ‘wear or gnaw away’

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