Islanders in Chesapeake Bay face exile from rising seas


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I am amazed that the author says nothing about “man-made” global warming, but admits that the land loss is historical: “Low-lying Tangier is particularly susceptible to climate change and rising seas and the sinking of the bay — called subsidence. The sinking is a remnant of the last ice age and glaciers north of the bay. As the ice melted, the land rebounded, while the bay began to sink.”

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Islanders in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay could be among the first “climate change refugees” in the continental United States as rising seas claim their historic fishing village, a report released Thursday concludes.

Source: Islanders in Chesapeake Bay face exile from rising seas – Yahoo News

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