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Climate

Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode

An emerging migration crisis is worsening as global warming pushes sea levels higher — and some communities are choosing to voluntarily retreat rather than continue to live in high-risk areas.

Published On 03/27/2017
8:51 PM EDT
An estimated 200,000 homes are being built in the Phillipines to house residents who lived within 130 feet of battered coasts when Typhoon Haiyan hit in 2013. Credit: UNDP/Flickr
Coastal land losses in Louisiana mean these houses, which once were accessible by road, can now only be reached by boat.Credit: John Upton/Climate Central