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Sargent Beach, Texas Brazos River-redirected and jettied in the 1920s Muddy sediment from Delta (easily transported) Sea Level Rise Damming of the Brazos and other Rivers 1930s: 2 km across to Gulf Intercoastal Water Way Erosion rate of up to 15 m per year

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Sargent Beach, Texas

Brazos River-redirected and jettied in the 1920s

Muddy sediment from Delta (easily transported)

Sea Level Rise

Damming of the Brazos and other Rivers

1930s: 2 km across to Gulf Intercoastal Water Way

Erosion rate of up to 15 m per year

Today: 250 meters across (5 blocks of houses lost)

12 km long protective structure of granite and steel

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Sundarban Islands, Bangladesh and India

Ganges River Delta

Largest Mangrove forest in the world

10,000 km2, 100+ million people

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0.5 meter sea level rise displaces at least 6 million people


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