15 Aug '11, 6pm

So an approximate sea level rise of 3.5-4.2 feet by 2100 equals how many climate refugees?

So an approximate sea level rise of 3.5-4.2 feet by 2100 equals how many climate refugees?

Hurricane-devastated New Orleans. Photo: NOAA In late August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached the U.S. Gulf Coast, more than 1 million people were evacuated from New Orleans and the small towns and rural communities along the coast. Once the storm passed, it was assumed that the million or so Katrina evacuees would, as in past cases, return to repair and rebuild their homes. Some 700,000 did return, but close to 300,000 did not. They are no longer evacuees. They are the first large wave of modern climate refugees. One of the defining characteristics of our time is the swelling flow of environmental refugees, including those displaced as a warmer climate brings more-destructive storms and rising seas . The prospect for this century is a rise in sea level of up to 6 feet. Even a 3-foot rise would inundate parts of many low-lying cities, major river deltas, and island co...

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