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The great displacement : climate change and the next American migration / Jake Bittle.

Author/creator Bittle, Jake author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2023.
Copyright Notice ©2023
Descriptionxxi, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Portion of title Climate change and the next American migration.
Contents The end of the earth : climate change and the age of permanent disaster : Big Pine Key, Florida -- After the flood : managed retreat and its victims : Kinston, North Carolina -- Burnout : wildfires, insurance, and the housing crisis : Santa Rosa, California -- The story of the Verdins : coastal erosion and cultural extinction : Pointe-au-Chien, Louisiana -- Frankenstein city : flood control and urban inequality : Houston, Texas -- Why should this a desert be? : drought, agriculture, and the era of expansion : Pinal County, Arizona -- Bailout : rising seas and falling markets : Norfolk, Virginia -- Where will we go? : a new American geography.
Contents The end of the earth -- After the flood -- Burnout -- The story of the Verdins -- Frankenstein City -- Why should this a desert be? -- Bailout -- Where will we go?
Abstract "The untold story of climate migration-the personal stories of those experiencing displacement, the portraits of communities being torn apart by disaster, and the implications for all of us as we confront a changing future"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract We think about the dangers of climate change in the future tense: that as global warming gets worse over the coming decades, millions of people will scatter around the world fleeing famine and rising seas. What we often don't realize is that the consequences of climate change are already visible, right here in the United States. Bittle shows that, from fire-scorched California to the soaked watersheds of inland North Carolina, people are moving. Insurance and mortgage markets are already shifting to reflect mounting climate risk, pricing people out of risky areas. He tells the stories of those already experiencing life on the move, and show how radically climate change will transform our lives-- and reshape the geography of the United States. -- adapted from jacket
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 291-336) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Bittle, Jake. Great displacement New York : Simon & Schuster, [2023] 9781982178277
LCCN 2022051131
ISBN9781982178253 hardcover
ISBN1982178256 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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