Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2904) 6 years ago
"In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems.

One of those grants, $48 million for Isle de Jean Charles,[Louisiana] is something new: the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the impacts of climate change."

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Also: "Around the globe, governments are confronting the reality that as human-caused climate change warms the planet, rising sea levels, stronger storms, increased flooding, harsher droughts and dwindling freshwater supplies could drive the world’s most vulnerable people from their homes. Between 50 million and 200 million people — mainly subsistence farmers and fishermen — could be displaced by 2050 because of climate change, according to estimates by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security and the International Organization for Migration."

That's a lot of people!