How to Save a Town From Rising Waters

Stein, Michael Isaac. “How to Save a Town From Rising Waters.” CityLab, The Atlantic Monthly Group, 24 Jan. 2018,
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The Isle de Jean Charles is home to the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw band of Native Americans. The island has lost 98% of its land since 1955. The residents of the island have been forced to leave their homes due to rising sea-levels. There will be up to 13 million climate refugees in the United States by the end of this century. Even if humanity were to stop all carbon emissions today, at least 414 towns, villages, and cities across the country would face relocation, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapses, researchers predict that the number will exceed 1,000. Only one climate-related relocation is currently funded and administered by the government: the Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement Project.