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How ‘managed retreat’ can help communities facing sea-level rise

In 2016, the residents of Isle de Jean Charles, a small strip of land off the coast of Louisiana, received a $48-million grant to relocate their entire community. Faced with sea-level rise and rapid erosion, many made the decision to seek higher ground, even though the process was a heart-wrenching one.

Fast forward to today, and communities around the world – from Miami to Mumbai – will have to grapple with similar choices. In this video, we learn how researchers approach climate-induced relocation and the long-term implications for the people who must leave the familiar behind.

View the original video here.

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