Managing Retreat From Climate Change
November 15, 2021
A centuries-old community on an island off South Carolina may soon need to relocate itself to avoid rising seawaters. And as climate change proceeds apace, a multidisciplinary group of researchers suggest in Issues, numerous other communities along coastlines and in other vulnerable areas will face the same prospect. To help, Kavitha Chintam and her colleagues write that the federal government must develop a coordinated and equitable approach to making such retreats manageable. One key part, the authors maintain, will be devising a permanent funding strategy that can help secure community cooperation and streamline the relocation process.