Stay or Go? Climate Disaster Victims Face Wrenching Decision

Stay or Go? Climate Disaster Victims Face Wrenching Decision

Questions about what experts call \"managed retreat\" transcend geography, culture, race and socioeconomic status; in some cases, wealthy shoreline communities face very high climate risks and choose to stay. But it's unequivocally true that low-income people, communities of color and Indigenous peoples often face untenable decisions when faced with \"managed retreat.\" Beyond the prospects of safer living conditions, managed retreat also raises questions about self-determination, equity and social justice. said Jacqueline Patterson, senior director of the NAACP's environmental and climate justice program. \"Even today, there are debates as to whether [managed retreat] is adaptation or a failure to adapt,\" Siders said.

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