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Image Credit: Claire Reynolds; Image Caption: Maurice Bailey at Shell to Shore in Athens Georgia

Making Contact’s reporter Claire Reynolds interviews coastal residents, activists, and scientists about responding to sea level rise on Sapelo Island and beyond.

As climate change melts the polar ice caps and raises sea levels, how will we adapt? We visit two locations: On Sapelo Island Georgia, the last remaining Gullah Geechee community fights to save their ancestral lands from the flood waters. Instead of leaving their land, or building a giant sea wall, they’ve chosen to use oysters to create what’s called a living shoreline. We take a look at how they’re built and if they’re working.

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