Rising seas expected sink islands near US capital in 50 years

New Scientist: The 700 or so people who live on the Tangier islands may be among the first climate refugees in the US when their current home disappears under water. This could happen to much of the main island - located 170 kilometres south-east of Washington DC - in as little as 50 years, unless defences are built to hold back the rising tides. "What`s amazing is that this is a short flight away from Washington DC, so it`s right in our backyard," says David Schulte of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Norfolk......

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