The US is relocating an entire town because of climate change. And this is just the beginning
For the first time, the government asked itself: Do you move whole communities? Who will pay for it? And, perhaps most contentiously, who do you help first? The water has been inching closer to Rita Falgout’s house, lapping at the edges of her front yard. Her home is one of 29 in Isle de Jean Charles, a narrow island in the bayous of southeastern Louisiana that is slowly sinking into the Gulf of Mexico.