As an adult, I re-learned this lesson of the ocean’s dangerous power watching climate change-fueled hurricanes smash into coastlines, and reading the science of sea level rise. Imagine if the homes and business along our coasts were powered by offshore wind and waves. While we must take care with ocean ecosystems and species’ migratory routes when we choose installation locations, we also need to move quickly. In the next decade, installing offshore wind from Maryland to Maine could support over 36,000 full time jobs. As part of a green stimulus package, a Climate Conservation Corps could put people to work re-planting coastal ecosystems.