An Entire American Community Is Being Relocated Because of Sea Level Rise
Inside Climate News
reports that the island's residents are receiving $48 million federal aid to pick up and move inland. This makes the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe the largest population in the United States to be resettled because of climate change so far-but many more communities on the
Indeed, Florida has been struggling with the impacts of sea level rise for years, despite the state government's devout effort to pretend that climate change doesn't exist . Thousands of miles away in northwest Alaska, coastal communities are watching their land disappear under melting ice sheets. Earlier this week, a study published in Nature Climate Change found that sea level rise of 1.8 meters by 2100-an amount near the high-end of current estimates-could jeopardize the homes of 13 million Americans .
This is more than a problem for remote border towns, rising sea levels will impact a huge portion of our country
and the world
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