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Delmarva Today 5-19-23 (Part 4) Disappearing Islands & Rising Sea Levels

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Islands have been the stuff of imagination with novels written about exotic landscapes and peoples. But, with the rising sea levels those same islands are beginning to disappear. Host Don Rush talks with Christina Gerhardt, associated professor and founder of Environmental Humanities at the University of Hawaii and author of a new book "Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in the Rising Ocean", focusing on the fate of Deal Island.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.