Category: Climate Resilience

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Fight, flee, or wait and see? Locals face hard choices as Louisiana coast recedes

Fight, flee, or wait and see? Locals face hard choices as Louisiana coast recedes:

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Trump calls mayor of shrinking Chesapeake island and tells him not to worry about it

Trump calls mayor of shrinking Chesapeake island and tells him not to worry about it:

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It began a week earlier, when CNN aired a story about Tangier, Va., which sits on Tangier Island, about 12 miles from both the Virginia and Maryland coasts in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The small island, now only 1.3 square miles, shrinks by 15 feet each year, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which points to coastal erosion and rising sea levels as the cause.

The island’s 450 residents, many of whom are descendants of its first settlers in the 17th century, are desperate. Scientists predict they will have to abandon the island in 50 years if nothing is done.

Trump thanked the mayor and the entire island of Tangier, where he received 87 percent of the votes, for their support. Then the conversation turned to the island’s plight.

“He said we shouldn’t worry about rising sea levels,” Eskridge said. “He said that ‘your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”