Surrendering to the sea by choice

Moving whole communities away from the coastline sounds like a remote possibility. But as sea levels rise, relocation might be an increasingly inevitable, though challenging, option.

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Rossi, M. Surrendering to the sea by choice. Nat. Clim. Chang. 9, 904–905 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0655-x

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