America’s Last-Ditch Climate Strategy of Retreat Isn’t Going So Well

This Bloomberg article discusses sea level rise, and one town’s attempt to relocate away from the flood waters. It hasn’t gone well.

So Sidney, NY, decided to try something else: It would use federal and state money to demolish Spry’s neighborhood while creating a new one away from the flood plain for displaced residents. Sidney would be on the forefront of U.S. disaster policy, a case study in what’s known as managed retreat—and the many ways it can go wrong.

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