Climate Change Is Already Forcing Americans to Move

Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As global warming causes more extreme weather and sea-level rise, coastal communities around the U.S. are starting to think about whether, and how, to help people move away from the water. But one group of Americans is already being displaced by climate change — not through innovative urban and land-use planning, but official indifference.

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