Climate change has forced thousands to relocate in the U.S.
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: We tell stories all the time about climate-fueled disasters that uproot people’s lives – fires in California, hurricanes in Louisiana. Well, Jake Bittle’s new book is about what happens in the years after those events. It’s called “The Great Displacement: Climate Change And The Next American Migration.” It goes from drought-hit farms in Arizona to flooded coastlines in Virginia. Jake Bittle, welcome to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. … SHAPIRO: Even though the patterns of displacement are chaotic and unpredictable, there are certain consistent themes. Like, you say climate displacement exacerbates income inequality. And one place that’s really apparent is Northern California. You write about the Tubbs Fire, which roared through Santa Rosa. What happened after that?