In Dominican Republic, Rising Sea Levels Force Relocations | Here & Now

May 31, 2017
By Mariana Dale, KJZZ

Maria Isabel Reyes watched workers pack up her life. “I feel nervous,” she said. (Mariana Dale/KJZZ)

The World Bank estimates the Dominican Republic will be one of the countries most affected by climate change in the coming decades. Rising sea levels could wash away the Caribbean nation’s tropical beaches and the homes of its most vulnerable citizens.

Mariana Dale (@mariana_dale) of Here & Now contributor KJZZ went to the capital Santo Domingo, and found that moving an entire community out of harm’s way is a complicated endeavor.

This segment aired on May 31, 2017.

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