Facing climate change on the Louisiana bayous – in pictures

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Literature
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Publication: 
Levy, Amir. 2017. Facing climate change on the Louisiana bayous – in pictures. The Guardian.
Year Published: 
2017
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NGO
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Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana is home to a Native American community who fished, hunted, trapped and farmed the land. But since 1955, more than 90% of the island’s original land mass has washed away, the loss caused by logging, oil exploration, hurricanes and ineffective flood control. A report by 13 US federal agencies found the island and its tribal residents to be among the nation’s most vulnerable, as the remaining land will be lost to rising sea levels.

Category: 
climate change, seal level, relocation, adaptation, treaty land, reservation

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