An American Town Is Abandoned Because Of Rising Seas

An American Town Is Abandoned Because Of Rising Seas
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The rising sea levels are already beginning to seep into American shorelines, with flooding in Florida already under way. But low-lying Louisiana is one of the states that could be most adversely affected by global climate change. For the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Native Americans who live there, climate change is no longer a political football, but a very harsh reality. They are fleeing their island reservation because of rising water levels.  The group has called the Isle de Jean Charles home for a century, but are now moving inland with the help of $48 million in federal assistance. Over the last 60 years, the group has lost 98 percent of its land to coastal flooding, erosion, and other effects …

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