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America gets its first group of climate refugees

Kai Ryssdal May 3, 2016
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A home suffers severe flooding damage in Isle de Jean Charles.
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America has its political refugees and its economic refugees. And now, for the first time, it has climate refugees.

The first slice of taxpayer money is being spent to move a community that lives right on the edge of where climate change hits reality.

The community in question is Isle de Jean Charles in south Louisiana, and Coral Davenport wrote about it with her colleague Campbell Robertson for the New York Times.

Davenport spoke with Kai Ryssdal.

 

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