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How much has been spent already to retreat from rising seas?

Sonya Hall, a homemaker, and her 11-month-old son Sa'keeli Willis, sit on the sea wall, damaged by storm surges and high tides, behind her house on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Taholah, Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. ''These rocks here, these are fully intact but if you look towards our river, the waves go over them almost every single night, so it goes into our river and then the river overflows and then our streets overflow. Once our streets overflow, it will fill in our homes and then this whole street will be taken and it's possible to happen every time there's a high tide,'' Hall said. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith     SEARCH ''QUINAULT CLIMATE CHANGE'' FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH ''WIDER IMAGE'' FOR ALL STORIES.

Keeping an eye on the ocean in Taholah; 'managed retreat' from rising sea levels is increasingly common. Image: REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

John Letzing
Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum
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