18 Sep 2019

Climate crisis: Americans forced to move twice because of rising sea levels

Washington Correspondent

Let’s return to our special series on climate change. We’ve toured the glaciers of the Arctic and Europe.

Now we turn to the shorelines of the US East Coast. Rising sea levels and warmer waters are costing the state of Rhode Island a fortune, jeopardising livelihoods and forcing families to move their homes.

And the state was the first to attempt to sue oil companies over the effects of climate change.