They Know Seas Are Rising, but They’re Not Abandoning Their Beloved Cape Cod

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Lifelong residents are building higher with each flood. But while they contend with climate change, some say they aren’t sure what to believe about the cause.

“It flooded in early January, and then it happened again two or three months later,” says Matt Teague of Barnstable, Mass., about the slew of storms that hit Cape Cod in the winter of 2017. “We’re like, what are we doing here?” he says, opening his arms skyward.

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