Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label

Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' labelBy Emily Flitter TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) – This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously. At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists from RepublicEn headed by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis laid out the stakes: The sea level is rising, and some scientists estimate that within decades the island, already suffering severe erosion, will need to be abandoned. The people of Tangier Island were used to this kind of message.



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