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Fire Island might not be a queer escape for much longer

Sierra Magazine, the outlook beyond then is even bleaker if the Antarctic ice sheets collapse due to global warming.Related: Rare footage of Fire Island gay wedding offers a peek at pre-Stonewall era LGBTQ lifeThe Army Corps of Engineers is currently engaged in a $1.7 billion project to address the urgent issues threatening the island’s beaches, dunes and homes. But Sierra writer Jimmy Tobias notes that, “in the long run they may only delay the inevitable—the eventual loss of Fire Island as a place fit for human habitation.”The island’s rare grove of holly trees, the sunken forest, is already disappearing fast.

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