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  • Should there be compensation for people who lose their home from rising sea levels?

    Have you heard about climate refugees? They’re people who are forced to relocate due to rising sea levels.

    It’s been reported that Fairbourne in North Wales will be the first community in the UK to fall to climate change - apparently there’s no compensation being offered for the loss of their homes, and there’s no clear resettlement plans.

    Compare this to the USA where, according to a New York Times article, in Nashville they’re using a combo of federal, state and local funds to offer people in danger-zones the market value for their homes. Once moved out, the city can prohibit future development on that land.

    If you were told your home was at risk of being flooded in the future, would you move (now) even if not offered help or a relocation aid?
    Should they be offered compensation and/or be bought out of their homes?
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  • Have you heard about climate refugees? They’re people who are forced to relocate due to rising sea levels.

    It’s been reported that Fairbourne in North Wales will be the first community in the UK to fall to climate change - apparently there’s no compensation being offered for the loss of their homes, and there’s no clear resettlement plans.

    Compare this to the USA where, according to a New York Times article, in Nashville they’re using a combo of federal, state and local funds to offer people in danger-zones the market value for their homes. Once moved out, the city can prohibit future development on that land.

    If you were told your home was at risk of being flooded in the future, would you move (now) even if not offered help or a relocation aid?
    Should they be offered compensation and/or be bought out of their homes?