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Climate Change, More Storms Like Sandy Threaten Virginia's Tangier Island04:25

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Virginia's Tangier Island, on the lower eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, was hit by Superstorm Sandy one year ago. But it's also being slammed by the changing climate and a rising sea level.

In fact, climate scientists estimate that in 50 to 100 years, Tangier Island could be underwater.

Longtime resident Carol Pruitt-Moore says she doesn't want Tangier Island to be a memory she has to tell her grandchildren about — she wants them to be able to share her way of life on the island.

Moore joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the issue and she and other residents would like to see done about it.


  • Carol Pruitt-Moore, longtime Tangier Island resident. She tweets @_tgrmammy.

This segment aired on October 31, 2013.

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