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Project September 29, 2023

Climate Change's Impacts on the Texas Coast

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In this project, the Texas Tribune explores the complexities and problems that have arisen as governments try to adapt to climate disasters along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The U.S. government’s favored solutions are “managed retreat” programs that buy out people living in flood-prone areas, government-funded insurance for disaster-prone coastline counties, and massive infrastructure programs to hold the rising sea at bay.

While the footprint of disasters has grown, government programs haven’t necessarily caught up. The Tribune's reports detail the challenges and trade-offs of each approach, and what these solutions mean for the people who live there.

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