Climate change: What Mississippians can expect

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-09-17 21:00:30

Jimmie E. Gates

First in a three-part series

Mississippi has 75,000 people living in regions at risk of coastal . An additional 13,000 more could be at risk by 2050 because of the rising sea level, and that doesn’t include residents living inland who’ve already withstood repeated devastating flooding.

Those are conclusions in a report released in 2021 by The Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice President Al Gore, and echoed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

At the same time, some of the communities hardest hit by hurricanes, floods and wildfires are not getting…

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