People are already relocating inland as the ocean rises with global warming and the delta sinks. The state’s new plan looks at ways to ease the transition.
When the storms keep coming, when the land below your feet erodes and the industry that has sustained you starts to disappear, how do you stay in the place you call home? How do you leave—where do you even go?
Since Hurricane Katrina battered Louisiana in 2005, followed by a series of disasters linked to climate change and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, these questions have plagued coastal parts of the state. In a sweeping plan released Wednesday, the state issued a blueprint for coping with the impacts of a warming planet, including a human migration that has already begun.
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Original Title: Louisiana's New Climate Plan: Migration, Resilience and Retreat as Sea Level Rises
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