The US is relocating an entire town because of climate change. And this is just the beginning

  • 2017•06•07     New York     Quartz

    The psychological impact of displacement, even when the community knows that it is in their best interest, is potentially devastating.

    “Although the destination could be just 5 miles away, people need time to understand that their lives and all the memories they have related to that place will just remain memories because they will have to settle in some other place,” said Cosmin Corendea, associate academic officer at United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, who specializes in creating legal frameworks to protect and promote the rights of people displaced by climate change.

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