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Crews work to repair man-made sand dunes on along NC 12 on Pea Island in the Outer Banks, NC. Greg Kahn.

Climate Change Hits Home

Along the Outer Banks, a one-meter rise in the Atlantic is all but certain by 2100.

Crews work to repair man-made sand dunes on along NC 12 on Pea Island in the Outer Banks, NC. Greg Kahn.
Brian Winnett, left, hauls in a blue fish near a stretch of condemned homes on the beach in Nags Head to fish on the Outer Banks, NC. Greg Kahn
Dr. Stanley Riggs of Eastern Carolina University, has been studying the Outer Banks of North Carolina for many years, often battling locals and government officials on how to protect the islands from further damage. Greg Kahn
Flooding remains days after a storm on N Tower Circle in Buxton, NC. Greg Kahn
Stephanie O'Neal, works at the Sea Sound Motel in Rodanthe on the Outer Banks, NC. Greg Kahn
Dr. Reide Corbett, Coastal Processes Interim Co Program Head at UNC Coastal Studies Institute lives and works on the Outer Banks. Greg Kahn
Ernie Foster, who lives in Hatteras, runs the Albatross Fleet, a deep-sea fishing business on the Outer Banks. Foster's family can be traced back several generations in Hatteras. Greg Kahn
Grave markers at the Salvo Campground Cemetery in Salvo, NC, are slowly making their way into the Pamlico Sound. Greg Kahn
Crews work to repair man-made sand dunes on along NC 12 on Pea Island in the Outer Banks, NC. Greg Kahn.

Climate Change Hits Home

Along the Outer Banks, a one-meter rise in the Atlantic is all but certain by 2100.

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