Can Gambia Turn the Tide to Save Its Shrinking Beaches?

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

When Saikou Demba was a young man starting out in the hospitality business, he opened a little hotel on the Gambian coast called the Leybato and ran a beach bar on the wide expanse of golden sand. The hotel is still there, a relaxed spot where guests can lie in hammocks beneath swaying palm trees and stroll along shell-studded pathways. But the beach bar is not. At high tide, Demba reckons it would be about 5 or 6 meters

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