COMMUNITIES AND JOBS FROM FLORIDA TO NEW ENGLAND. FROM FLORIDA TO NEW ENGLAND.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD ENGLAND.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE HURRICANES>>Reporter: IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE HURRICANES MORE POWERFUL AND TO IMAGINE HURRICANES MORE POWERFUL AND DEVASTATING THAN THIS, MORE POWERFUL AND DEVASTATING THAN THIS, BUT THAT’S THE FUTURE DEVASTATING THAN THIS, BUT THAT’S THE FUTURE COMMUNITIES ALONG OUR BUT THAT’S THE FUTURE COMMUNITIES ALONG OUR SOUTHEASTERN COAST ARE COMMUNITIES ALONG OUR SOUTHEASTERN COAST ARE STARING DOWN. SOUTHEASTERN COAST ARE STARING DOWN. BECAUSE AS OUR OCEANS STARING DOWN. BECAUSE AS OUR OCEANS WARM, EXPERTS SAY BECAUSE AS OUR OCEANS WARM, EXPERTS SAY STORMS ARE BECOMING WARM, EXPERTS SAY STORMS ARE BECOMING STRONGER, SLOWER, AND STORMS ARE BECOMING STRONGER, SLOWER, AND MORE DAMAGING. STRONGER, SLOWER, AND MORE DAMAGING.>>WE’RE STARTING TO MORE DAMAGING.>>WE’RE STARTING TO SEE MORE CATEGORY 3,>>WE’RE STARTING TO SEE MORE CATEGORY 3, 4, AND 5 STORMS. SEE MORE CATEGORY 3, 4, AND 5 STORMS. WE’RE SEEING THE 4, AND 5 STORMS. WE’RE SEEING THE RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING, WE’RE SEEING THE RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING, AND WE’RE SEEING THEM RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING, AND WE’RE SEEING THEM RAIN OUT A LOT MORE. AND WE’RE SEEING THEM RAIN OUT A LOT MORE.>>Reporter: IT’S JUST RAIN OUT A LOT MORE.>>Reporter: IT’S JUST ONE OF THE WAYS>>Reporter: IT’S JUST ONE OF THE WAYS WARMING WATERS ARE ONE OF THE WAYS WARMING WATERS ARE IMPACTING THE EASTERN WARMING WATERS ARE IMPACTING THE EASTERN SEABOARD. IMPACTING THE EASTERN SEABOARD. TINY TANGIER ISLAND SEABOARD. TINY TANGIER ISLAND SITS OFF THE COAST OF TINY TANGIER ISLAND SITS OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA. SITS OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA. A VULNERABLE SLIVER OF VIRGINIA. A VULNERABLE SLIVER OF LAND THAT’S SEEKING A VULNERABLE SLIVER OF LAND THAT’S SEEKING INTO THE CHESAPEAKE LAND THAT’S SEEKING INTO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. INTO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.>>WHERE WE ARE NOW, BAY.>>WHERE WE ARE NOW, THERE WAS A COMMUNITY>>WHERE WE ARE NOW, THERE WAS A COMMUNITY RIGHT HERE. THERE WAS A COMMUNITY RIGHT HERE.>>Reporter: JAMES IS RIGHT HERE.>>Reporter: JAMES IS THE MAYOR.>>Reporter: JAMES IS THE MAYOR. THE POPULATION HERE, THE MAYOR. THE POPULATION HERE, LESS THAN 500 AND THE POPULATION HERE, LESS THAN 500 AND DECLINING. LESS THAN 500 AND DECLINING.>>AND ALL OF IT’S DECLINING.>>AND ALL OF IT’S JUST UNDERWATER NOW,>>AND ALL OF IT’S JUST UNDERWATER NOW, COMPLETELY GONE. JUST UNDERWATER NOW, COMPLETELY GONE.>>Reporter: SINCE COMPLETELY GONE.>>Reporter: SINCE 1850, TWO-THIRDS OF>>Reporter: SINCE 1850, TWO-THIRDS OF THE ISLAND HAS BEEN 1850, TWO-THIRDS OF THE ISLAND HAS BEEN SWALLOWED BY THE BAY. THE ISLAND HAS BEEN SWALLOWED BY THE BAY. MANY FOLKS HERE POINT SWALLOWED BY THE BAY. MANY FOLKS HERE POINT TO EROSION AS THE MANY FOLKS HERE POINT TO EROSION AS THE CAUSE, BUT SCIENTISTS TO EROSION AS THE CAUSE, BUT SCIENTISTS SAY IT’S ALSO RISING CAUSE, BUT SCIENTISTS SAY IT’S ALSO RISING SEA LEVELS DUE TO SAY IT’S ALSO RISING SEA LEVELS DUE TO WARMING WATERS. SEA LEVELS DUE TO WARMING WATERS.>>GETTING PROTECTION WARMING WATERS.>>GETTING PROTECTION FOR THE ISLAND IS>>GETTING PROTECTION FOR THE ISLAND IS FIRST AND FOREMOST ON FOR THE ISLAND IS FIRST AND FOREMOST ON EVERYBODY’S MIND HERE. FIRST AND FOREMOST ON EVERYBODY’S MIND HERE. WHEN YOU GO TO BED, EVERYBODY’S MIND HERE. WHEN YOU GO TO BED, YOU THINK ABOUT IT. WHEN YOU GO TO BED, YOU THINK ABOUT IT. WHEN YOU WAKE UP, YOU YOU THINK ABOUT IT. WHEN YOU WAKE UP, YOU THINK ABOUT IT. WHEN YOU WAKE UP, YOU THINK ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: ESKRIDGE THINK ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: ESKRIDGE IS PUSHING TO BUILD A>>Reporter: ESKRIDGE IS PUSHING TO BUILD A SEAWALL AROUND THE IS PUSHING TO BUILD A SEAWALL AROUND THE ENTIRE ISLAND, BUT SEAWALL AROUND THE ENTIRE ISLAND, BUT THAT WILL COST ENTIRE ISLAND, BUT THAT WILL COST MILLIONS. THAT WILL COST MILLIONS. HE FEARS WITHOUT IT, MILLIONS. HE FEARS WITHOUT IT, THE ONLY PLACE HE HAS HE FEARS WITHOUT IT, THE ONLY PLACE HE HAS EVER CALLED HOME COULD THE ONLY PLACE HE HAS EVER CALLED HOME COULD SOON DISAPPEAR. EVER CALLED HOME COULD SOON DISAPPEAR.>>I’M NOT JUST SOON DISAPPEAR.>>I’M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT A PIECE>>I’M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT A PIECE OF LAND. TALKING ABOUT A PIECE OF LAND. I’M TALKING ABOUT A OF LAND. I’M TALKING ABOUT A COMMUNITY, A WAY OF I’M TALKING ABOUT A COMMUNITY, A WAY OF LIFE. COMMUNITY, A WAY OF LIFE.>>Reporter: UP THE LIFE.>>Reporter: UP THE COAST IN RHODE ISLAND,>>Reporter: UP THE COAST IN RHODE ISLAND, LOBSTERMAN GREAT COAST IN RHODE ISLAND, LOBSTERMAN GREAT MATTARONAS IS ALSO LOBSTERMAN GREAT MATTARONAS IS ALSO WORRIED ABOUT HIS MATTARONAS IS ALSO WORRIED ABOUT HIS FUTURE. WORRIED ABOUT HIS FUTURE. HIS FAMILY HAS MADE A FUTURE. HIS FAMILY HAS MADE A LIVING ON THE WATER HIS FAMILY HAS MADE A LIVING ON THE WATER HERE FOR MORE THAN 50 LIVING ON THE WATER HERE FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS. HERE FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS. WOULD YOU SAY THE YEARS. WOULD YOU SAY THE WATER IS WARMING UP WOULD YOU SAY THE WATER IS WARMING UP RAPIDLY? WATER IS WARMING UP RAPIDLY?>>I’M ONLY 38 YEARS RAPIDLY?>>I’M ONLY 38 YEARS OLD.>>I’M ONLY 38 YEARS OLD. AND TO NOTICE TO WATER OLD. AND TO NOTICE TO WATER IS WARMING IN MY ADULT AND TO NOTICE TO WATER IS WARMING IN MY ADULT LIFETIME, I WOULD CALL IS WARMING IN MY ADULT LIFETIME, I WOULD CALL THAT RAPIDLY. LIFETIME, I WOULD CALL THAT RAPIDLY.>>Reporter: A SCARY THAT RAPIDLY.>>Reporter: A SCARY SHIFT, BECAUSE AS>>Reporter: A SCARY SHIFT, BECAUSE AS WATERS HAVE WARMED, SHIFT, BECAUSE AS WATERS HAVE WARMED, THE LOBSTER HAUL HERE WATERS HAVE WARMED, THE LOBSTER HAUL HERE HAS PLUNGED, DOWN FROM THE LOBSTER HAUL HERE HAS PLUNGED, DOWN FROM 8 MILLION POUNDS 20 HAS PLUNGED, DOWN FROM 8 MILLION POUNDS 20 YEARS AGO TO JUST 2 8 MILLION POUNDS 20 YEARS AGO TO JUST 2 MILLION IN 2017. YEARS AGO TO JUST 2 MILLION IN 2017.>>THE LOBSTERS, MILLION IN 2017.>>THE LOBSTERS, EVERYTHING THEY DO IS>>THE LOBSTERS, EVERYTHING THEY DO IS TEMPERATURE-RELATED. EVERYTHING THEY DO IS TEMPERATURE-RELATED. SO MATING, FEEDING, TEMPERATURE-RELATED. SO MATING, FEEDING, MIGRATIONS. SO MATING, FEEDING, MIGRATIONS.>>Reporter: THERE ARE MIGRATIONS.>>Reporter: THERE ARE NOW AGGRESSIVE>>Reporter: THERE ARE NOW AGGRESSIVE MEASURES IN PLACE TO NOW AGGRESSIVE MEASURES IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE INDUSTRY. MEASURES IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE INDUSTRY. BUT WITH A YOUNG PROTECT THE INDUSTRY. BUT WITH A YOUNG FAMILY TO SUPPORT, BUT WITH A YOUNG FAMILY TO SUPPORT, MATTARONSA IS FAMILY TO SUPPORT, MATTARONSA IS CONCERNED THAT WON’T MATTARONSA IS CONCERNED THAT WON’T BE ENOUGH. CONCERNED THAT WON’T BE ENOUGH.>>I DON’T WANT TO BE ENOUGH.>>I DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT HAVING TO>>I DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT HAVING TO DO SOMETHING ELSE. THINK ABOUT HAVING TO DO SOMETHING ELSE. BELIEVE ME, I DO THINK DO SOMETHING ELSE. BELIEVE ME, I DO THINK ABOUT IT. BELIEVE ME, I DO THINK ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: DO YOU ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: DO YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT?>>Reporter: DO YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT?>>I DO. REALLY THINK ABOUT IT?>>I DO. I STILL HAVE A LOT OF>>I DO. I STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK CAREER LEFT, AND I STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK CAREER LEFT, AND I JUST WONDER IF 20 WORK CAREER LEFT, AND I JUST WONDER IF 20 YEARS FROM NOW IF I’M I JUST WONDER IF 20 YEARS FROM NOW IF I’M GOING TO BE YEARS FROM NOW IF I’M GOING TO BE STRUGGLING. GOING TO BE STRUGGLING.>>Reporter: GREG AND STRUGGLING.>>Reporter: GREG AND SO MANY OTHERS NOW>>Reporter: GREG AND SO MANY OTHERS NOW RACING TO ADAPT BEFORE SO MANY OTHERS NOW RACING TO ADAPT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

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