Climate change affects the world in more ways than one. For residents of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, rising sea levels could bring on a new kind of gentrification. As developers begin to invest in properties on higher ground to avoid flooding, historically black neighborhoods could suffer the consequences of rising sea levels as current residents get priced out of their communities.

To read more about climate gentrification in South Florida, check out The Root’s three-part series, Color of Climate. Part 3 in the series drops on Friday. Watch the video above to see how residents are dealing with the effects of climate change and gentrification in Little Haiti.


This video was made with support from Participant Media, the creator of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

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