Robert probably not the best metaphor
You are of course right, things can and likely will get worse. My interest however is in reversing the 75 feet and preventing getting us to 600 ppm. The approaches I offer would make a significant dent in this over the hundreds of years it will take to get to 75 feet SLR and would provide all of the carbon free energy we need in the meantime thus halting the erosion.
Current estimates are conventional OTEC could provide as much as 25 terawatts/year as opposed to the 16 consumed currently. With patent pending counter-current heat transfer system this would be the lower limit.
I also live in British Columbia where in places we get over 10 feet of rain/year thanks to Nature's own desalination efforts. Unfortunately most of this runs right back into the ocean whereas it could be providing relief and restocking aquifers south of us. See Canada and the US: Sea-Level Rise vs. Keystone XL
This is the kind of low hanging fruit that can start us addressing the SLR problem.