Can Allana Harkin respectfully convince the people of Tangier Island that climate change is real before it swallows them whole? Produced by Mike Rubens. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesdays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS!
Fewer than half of Americans think climate change will pose a threat to their way of life within their lifetimes.
They should hear about Tangier Island.
The island, located in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Virginia’s mainland, is quite literally sinking into the sea. Since 1850, its land mass has decreased by two-thirds, and scientific estimates suggest that within the next half century, it’ll be completely uninhabitable.
Tangier Mayor James Eskridge insists that the real issue is erosion. And Esktridge’s view is far from uncommon.
Samantha Bee correspondent Allana Harkin travelled to the island to talk to people. I gave her a few tips.
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