"As seas rise and coastal storms intensify, policymakers and low-lying
cities around the globe are increasingly wrestling with the reality of
needing to relocate entire communities to higher, safer ground.
Scientists estimate that up to 340 million people in coastal areas could
be displaced by 2050, and 630 million by 2100, in locations from the
United States to Nigeria to the Philippines.
Such widespread, organized retreat from the shore will take massive
amounts of planning and funding, but geographer Jola Ajibade warns it
also needs to be done in an equitable way. For that to happen, she says,
policymakers must take into consideration the significant cultural,
economic, and racial justice impacts on the communities being uprooted."
Via Bill Daul.
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