Scientific American discusses why the U.S. needs to address its climate migration problem. With rising seas threatening coastal communities, federal watchdog warns the government’s scattershot approach needs revising.
Rising seas, storm surges and coastal flooding are displacing communities from Alaska to Louisiana to Maryland.
It’s time for Congress to get serious about helping them find higher ground, federal auditors say in a blunt assessment of the government’s scattershot approach to what could become the largest U.S. migration since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
In a 61-page report issued yesterday, the Government Accountability Office said Congress should consider a pilot program “to identify and provide assistance to climate migration projects for communities that express affirmative interest in relocation as a resilience strategy.”