Time for cities to retreat?

Over the past few months, the world has endured floods, heatwaves, droughts, fires and many events due to climate change’s impacts. Some commentators state that these events have been part of living with ‘nature’ and that we have to endure them. However, many are starting to ask, Is it time to retreat? Can communities continue to survive these ongoing extreme events?

Image Credit: Flickr Stephen Dann – Brisbane Flood 2022

The answers may not be up to communities. It may be up to governments to make these hard decisions as they

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