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Coastal Desk

Research Predicts Huge Migration Away From Coasts

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Matt Hauer
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Nature Climate Change
Estimated migrants away from coastal areas based on a scenario where there is no plan for adaptation.

Rising seas and sinking land are forcing many along Louisiana’s coast to make hard decisions. Stay put, or move inland to safety. But it’s not just a problem here, coastal residents across the nation are facing the same challenges.

A study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change predicts that millions will move inland in coming years.

WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with Matt Hauer, a demographer at the University of Georgia, about how this will change life in coastal areas - and create new challenges for the communities where those people will move. 

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