Historic village at Cape Lookout NS in dire straits due to climate change
Portsmouth Village, on an island off the coast of North Carolina, was once a thriving shipping town. Today, nobody lives there, but buildings such as a wooden church, a post office, a school, and clapboard houses remain. And they offer a glimpse into life more than a century ago.
But as the climate changes, rising seas and more extreme storms threaten to destroy these historic landmarks. In 2019, Hurricane Dorian was devastating.